By 90Min
July 19, 2017

Swansea City are in talks with Italian veteran Alessandro Diamanti, according to reports in Italy.

Sky Italia state discussions have already taken place between the club and the 34-year-old.

The midfielder has already stated that he does not wish to play in Serie B following Palermo's relegation last season, opening the door for a move.

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 10: Alessandro Diamanti of West Ham United battles for the ball with Liam Ridgewell of Birmingham City during the Barclays Premier League match between West Ham United and Birmingham City at Boleyn Ground on February 10, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
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Last season he only scored once and got 5 assists in his 31 appearances in the Serie A for the Italian side.

This would be his third Premier League spell after West Ham United in 2009-10 and Watford for six months in 2015.

Diamanti is certainly well-travelled, in the last 10 years alone representing Prato, Livorno, West Ham, Brescia, Bologna, Guangzhou Evergrande, Fiorentina, Watford, Atalanta and Palermo.

The acquisition of the Italian could help to soften the blow of losing Gylfi Sigurdsson, who is heavily linked with a move to Everton this summer.

Having already rejected bids from £40m from both Leicester and Everton for Sigurdsson Swansea are holding out for £50m. Despite the enormous fee being touted, it does look inevitable that he will leave and a replacement will be needed.

Sampdoria are also an interested party and have been monitoring his situation very closely. The midfielder has a desire to remain in Italy and this could prove to be a sticky point for Swansea in the negotiations. 


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