Diamanti departs Hammers for Brescia

The Serie A new boys have snapped up the 27-year-old, who joined
the Hammers a year ago from Livorno. Another 300,000 euros
(£245,000) will be payable if Brescia secure their top-flight
status for another year. Diamanti scored eight goals in 29
appearances last season, with four coming from the penalty spot.
With Avram Grant having replaced compatriot Gianfranco Zola as
manager, the Italian was seemingly behind Carlton Cole, Luis Boa
Morte and Frederic Piquionne in the pecking order. He made a brief
appearance from the bench in the first match of the season against
Aston Villa but was keen to move back to his homeland. West Ham
have today been linked with a move for Lorient striker Kevin