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Friday June 22 2012
Borini and Diamanti blind auctions

Fabio Borini and Alessandro Diamanti are among the players whose future will be decided by a ‘blind auction,’ as their clubs couldn’t reach an agreement.

Borini is co-owned by Roma and Parma, who failed to reach a deal over the remaining 50 per cent of his contract.

They also couldn’t strike a bargain on renewing the co-ownership situation, so the matter will go to a blind auction.

That means each club places a figure in a sealed envelope and the highest offer wins. The envelopes are opened at 10.00 UK time on Saturday morning.

There are already reports that Roma placed a €5m offer for half the Italian international striker, but Parma may well have the upper hand.

This is also because Liverpool are thought to be interested in buying Borini off Parma this summer.

Another Euro 2012 player going to the blind auction is Diamanti, who is co-owned by Bologna and Serie B side Brescia.

The 29-year-old’s future is still up in the air and will be decided tomorrow morning.

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