Diamanti a happy Hammer
West Ham's Alessandro Diamanti has rubbished reports he is set for a return to Italy this summer.
By Simone Bargellini
Last Updated: 07/08/10 3:45pm
West Ham striker Alessandro Diamanti had rubbished reports that he is set for a return to Italy admitting that he will 'almost certainly' be staying at Upton Park this coming season.
Diamanti's agent Lorenzo Marronaro has talked up a potential move back to Serie A for the 27-year-old with Fiorentina reportedly targeting the forward who scored seven times for the Hammers last term.
The former Livorno man insists that he is happy with life in London despite missing Italian football.
"Almost certainly I will stay at West Ham, even if my agents are evaluating the various offers," Diamanti told Sky Italia.
"During the market there are many names and rumours, but I feel good here in London.
"In England you can breathe a different climate, especially in the stadiums. Its very different to Italy.
"I miss the Italian league, but I would like to stay here because I feel good."
The striker's agent Marronaro was less certain over his client's future, but has denied any interest from Fiorentina for Diamanti telling Lady Radio: "I won't rule out a return to Italy for Alessandro.
"Any interest from Fiorentina are only rumours because I don't know anything about that.
"All is still for now but I can't exclude anything until the end of the transfer window."