Brioschi keen on English move

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BOLOGNA defender Emanuele Brioschi has made a request for his club to sell him, with the 27-year-old revealing his interest in moving to English football.

Brioschi is currently under contract with the Rossoblu until the summer of 2003 and manager Francesco Guidolin (pictured) still waiting on him to decide if he will stay with the Stadio Renato Della 'Ara club.

Brioschi said: "I would like to play in England. But unfortunately English clubs are not chasing me."

Meanwhile, Guidolin is interested in bringing midfielder Vincenzo Italiano to the club from relegated Hellas Verona.

Reports in Verona suggest that the 25-year-old Italiano will leave the Stadio Bentegodi club with Guidolin making a request to Bologna officials to make a bid, as he looks to strengthen his midfield next season.

The Rossoblu have already lost the midfield trio of Matteo Brighi, Lamberto Zauli, and Fabio Pecchia and Guidolin is keen to replace them.

The Bologna boss revealed that he could secure the services of three Rossoblu players who are coming off injury-plagued seasons but is hesitant to follow through with those deals.

Guidolin said: "I can secure the services of three players who were injured last season.

"Giacomo Cipriani, Fabio Macellari and Tomas Locatelli played only few games last season, but now they are ready to play football.

"The problem is that I am not sure they can play at their best after these injuries, I think it's better to buy some new players for next season."

Finally, Bologna have approached Milan about a loan deal for midfielder Massimo Donati, but the Giuseppe Meazza giants have refused to part with him.