Statement on Brescia Calcio

West Ham United have asked the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) to suspend Alessandro Diamanti's player registration with Brescia Calcio spa with immediate effect.

The Italian international was transferred to Brescia in August 2010 for €2.2m. Due to the failure of Brescia to pay the latest instalment fee, West Ham have asked the FIGC to suspend the player's registration and requested that the national association and FIFA impose sporting sanctions until the matter is resolved.

Diamanti spent a year at West Ham after signing on a five-year contract from AS Livorno Calcio in August 2009. Following his return to his homeland with Brescia, he scored six goals in 31 Serie A appearances and earned his first Italy cap.