Bologna have confirmed that they have reached agreement with Guangzhou Evergrande for the transfer of Alessandro Diamanti.
Reports have increasingly grown during the week that the Italy international was on the verge of agreeing to a switch out to Marcello Lippi’s team, after Bologna President Albano Guaraldi announced talks had ‘not completely ended’ from January. 
On from rumours yesterday evening  that everything had been wrapped up for a deal worth between €8m and €9m, the Felsinei have on Friday morning confirmed an agreement with the Chinese has been reached.
“Bologna announces that it has reached an agreement with Guangzhou Evergrande for the permanent transfer of Alessandro Diamanti,” Bologna’s brief statement released on their website has confirmed.
Diamanti, who will end two-and-a-half years on the books with the Rossoblu, is believed to have signed a three-year agreement with Guangzhou.
“I am pleased to be able to start with my family this new adventure,” Diamanti has stated in reaction.
“I thank the whole club and especially the city of Bologna, which has made me feel important on and off the field.”
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