Friday January 31 2014
Diakite undergoes Viola medical

Modibo Diakite is closing in on a move to Fiorentina, as the Sunderland man is in Florence undergoing his medical.

The defender only left Serie A side Lazio in the summer for the Premier League, but has been widely reported as on his way back to the peninsula this month, with Parma also linked.

La Viola yesterday were reported to have made significant progress in talks and are today have confirmed they are closing in on announcing his capture until June.

Diakite, who is seen as Fiorentina’s option after struggling in talks for Chievo’s Dario Dainelli, is currently undergoing a medical with Viola officials, as pictured by the club themselves.