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Atletico confirm talks for Diego; Juventus step up Diamanti chase

hot-transfer-newsAtletico confirm talks for Diego

Atletico Madrid have moved to confirm reports linking them with a summer swoop for Wolfsburg midfielder Diego Ribas da Cunha.

Los Colchoneros are looking for a new playmaker after Arda Turan expressed his desire to leave the club at the end of the current campaign.

They have been repeatedly linked with a move for their former player Diego and the club have finally confessed they are in talks to sign the Brazilian.

“We are in talks but there is still no agreement,” Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo told French TV station Canal +.

Diego spent the 2011/2012 season on loan at Vicente Calderon and helped the team lift the Europa League trophy.

Atletico officials have since been trying to purchase the player’s contract from Wolfsburg and it appears they are finally on the right track.

Diego, 28, has proved his worth in this year’s Bundesliga, scoring 9 goals and setting up another 6 in 31 league matches.

Juventus step up Diamanti chase

Italian daily La Gazzetta dello Sport understands that Juventus are set to launch an assault on Bologna star Alessandro Diamanti.

The Italy international has a long list of suitors following what has been a very successful season for him.

Juventus are just one of the clubs showing interest in the experienced forward, but they seemed to have moved to the front of the queue.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Bianconeri are already in talks with Bologna, with whom them have excellent relationship.

The two clubs have done a lot of business in the past and Juventus striker Manolo Gabbiadini is currently on loan at Renato dall’Ara.

Diamanti, 30, has been one of Bologna’s star performers this term, managing 7 goals and 8 assists in 33 Serie A fixtures.

Cassano linked with Monaco switch

Inter forward Antonio Cassano could be the subject of a summer bid from free-spending Monaco, reports Tuttosport.

The French giants are looking for attacking reinforcements having secured the return to the top flight and they have been recently linked with a move for Radamel Falcao.

However, Tuttosport seem to believe that Italy international Antonio Cassano is also on their radar.

The controversial footballer has done pretty well since joining Inter from Milan, scoring 8 goals and producing 9 assists in 28 league matches, but it appears club chiefs are not entirely satisfied with his performances or behaviour.

With the Nerazzurri squad set to undergo major changes in the summer, Cassano could be leaving Giuseppe Meazza at the end of the current campaign.

The 30-year-old should have no shortage of offers seeing he is still more than capable of playing at the highest level.

For more news about football transfers and rumours, visit our Transfer News section. To view all football transfers for 2012/13 season, visit our Soccer Transfers section.

Mon 13 May, 2013
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