Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini has backed their move for Bologna attacker Alessandro Diamanti.

Diamanti is being linked with Juve this week.

"I'd be delighted," he told Sky Sport Italia. "First of all because Alessandro is a great player.

"He's turned out to be decisive for the National Team despite playing for Bologna, and we know how difficult it is to make an impact at a provincial team.

"And secondly because he is a great friend.

"I have known him for years. I hope he arrives here."