Livorno chief Ricci insists West Ham have paid Diamanti fee

Livorno have moved to rubbish claims that West Ham United are struggling to meet the payments of Alessandro Diamanti's transfer fee.

Livorno have moved to rubbish claims that West Ham United are struggling to meet the payments of Alessandro Diamanti's transfer fee.

The club's sports director, Nelso Ricci, insisted: "They paid days ago.

"The first payment arrived the day before yesterday, and it's all right. Diamanti is a player of West Ham."

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