Thursday January 23 2014
Diamanti agrees Guangzhou terms

Alessandro Diamanti’s move from Bologna to Guangzhou Evergrande looks increasingly close to completion.

Recent days has seen interest from Marcello Lippi’s Chinese outfit emerge, with reports of a transfer fee set between €8m and €10m believed enough to turn Bologna’s head.

Reports in the Press suggest a transfer is increasingly likely, with Diamanti seen by Il Resto del Carlino as having agreed terms on a four-year contract worth €20m.

Talks are believed also to have progressed on the transfer fee, with it understood that Bologna will receive around €6.3m immediately, with a further €3m in a second, future instalment. 

The Gazzetta dello Sport suggest it is a matter of timing now, with the Chinese League not starting until March and Bologna eager to use the playmaker at least this weekend away at Sampdoria.