Bologna playmaker, Alessandro Diamanti, is a player Antonio Conte wants to sign at all costs. This was the same thing Conte said when he wanted to sign Isla, let’s hope that Diamanti doesn’t end up as Isla, forgotten. Diamanti has already agreed on the contract details with Juventus where he would earn 1.5 million euros net a year. A deal with Bologna should eventually be agreed although Bologna are trying to play smart. The good thing is that Diamanti is hard headed as Llorente and he already comunicated to the club that they should reach an agreement with Juventus so that he may take his career to the next level.
Kondogbia is the most important target for Paratici, to seal a deal for him he has put on hold negotiations for other players. Sevilla’s opening to let the player go has reshuffled the cards on table. To try and seal the deal, Paratici, is assessing if any of our strikers would be interested in joining Sevilla especially as it seems that their main striker, Negredo, will most probably leave next season. Another opportunity might be to offer Felipe Melo as part of the deal. Melo would be interested in moving back to Spain but his first priority is to stay at Galatasaray. The Turkish side should seal a permanent deal for Melo at 5 million euros. The bad news about this is that Kondogbia’s arrival would most probably mean the sale of Vidal against an offer of at least 40 million euros. On the other hand with the signing of Kondogbia, Conte would be able to play his favourite 4-2-4 formation with Pogba and Kondogbia in the middle.