Sunday May 19 2013
Pioli clings to Diamanti

Alessandro Diamanti is wanted by Juventus and Inter, but Bologna Coach Stefano Pioli is “hoping he stays here.”

The creative midfielder earned a recall to the Italy squad thanks to his fine season at the Stadio Dall’Ara and caught the attention of some big clubs.

“I think Diamanti is a real added bonus for Bologna. As a Coach, I am hoping he stays here,” Pioli told Radio Deejay.

“He has improved so much since he arrived here, which is also why it is best he stays and I hope to continue working with him.”