West Ham United have “asked the Italian Football Federation to suspend Alessandro Diamanti's registration with Brescia” over unpaid instalments.
The creative midfielder is one of those ready to be sold after their relegation to Serie B, but it seems they may not have full ownership.
“West Ham United have asked the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) to suspend Alessandro Diamanti's player registration with Brescia Calcio spa with immediate effect,” read a statement on the club website.
“The Italian international was transferred to Brescia in August 2010 for €2.2m. Due to the failure of Brescia to pay the latest instalment fee, West Ham have asked the FIGC to suspend the player's registration and requested that the national association and FIFA impose sporting sanctions until the matter is resolved.
“Diamanti spent a year at West Ham after signing on a five-year contract from AS Livorno Calcio in August 2009.
“Following his return to his homeland with Brescia, he scored six goals in 31 Serie A appearances and earned his first Italy cap.”
Meanwhile, former West Ham player Savio Nsereko has been loaned from Fiorentina to Juve Stabia.