Alessandro Diamanti extends deal
Alessandro Diamanti has signed a five-year contract extension with Serie A side Bologna.
Diamanti, a former West Ham attacking midfielder, has scored 14 goals for the Rossoblu since joining the club, and his impressive performances in the 2012-13 season earned him a place in Italy's Confederations Cup squad.
A statement published on Bologna's official website read: "Bologna have reached a mutual agreement with Alessandro Diamanti to extend his contract until June 30, 2018."
The 30-year-old has also played for Brescia and Livorno and joined Bologna in 2011.
Information from the Press Association was used in this report.