Roma sign Diamoutene on loan

Roma signed Malian defender Soleymane Diamoutene on loan from Lecce until the end of the season with the possibility of a permanent deal being thrashed out in the summer.

Roma moved for the player after losing Marco Cassetti to injury and with Christian Panucci excluded from the first team picture for the moment due to disciplinary reasons.

"He has the qualities we're looking for," said Roma coach Luciano Spalletti of the Malian, before ruling out the possibility of any more signings this month.