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Soccer: Diamanti deal with Guangzhou sealed +rpt+

Italy attacking midfielder moves from Bologna to Lippi's team

07 February, 12:36
Soccer: Diamanti deal with Guangzhou sealed +rpt+ (refiling to correct name in slug).

(ANSA) - Rome, Februyary 7 - Bologna's Italy attacking midfielder Alessandro Diamanti is moving to Marcello Lippi's Guangzhou Evergrande in the China Super League, the Italian club said Friday.

Former West Ham United player Diamanti, 30, has signed a three-year deal, it said.

Bologna said Guangzhou would announce the terms of the deal.

Diamanti joined Bologna from Brescia in 2011 and has played 75 times for the Serie A side, scoring 17 goals.

He earned his first Italy cap in 2010 and has turned out 17 times for his country, scoring one goal.

Diamanti impressed in last year's Confederations Cup in Brazil but is still on the fringes of Cesare Prandelli's squad for this summer's World Cup in the South American country.