Sunderland are being linked with Livorno attacking midfielder Alessandro Diamanti.

"We have been contacted by an English bank on behalf of a British club wanting to know Diamanti's asking price," revealed Livorno president Aldo Spinelli.

"I am waiting to see how things develop. It is true that Parma have also asked after our player, but they are our direct opponent in the battle against relegation.

"In any case, we will have to forward all proposals to Diamanti, because he is the one who must decide."