Lecce defender Souleymane Diamoutene hopes to turn his loan deal at Roma into a permanent transfer.

"I had slipped down the pecking order to the reserves at Lecce, but God has given me another chance and I will do everything to stay here," Diamoutene told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

"I am happy here. Francesco Totti is a great player and Luciano Spalletti is a top Coach who I can learn a lot from."