Fiorentina take Diakite on loan
Sunderland have confirmed central defender Modibo Diakite has joined Fiorentina on loan for the remainder of the season.
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The 26-year-old has made eight appearances for the club after a summer move from Lazio, but has now headed back to Italy.
In addition, young striker Duncan Watmore has been allowed to join Scottish Premiership side Hibernian for the rest of the campaign.
The 19-year-old former Altrincham frontman made his senior debut for the Black Cats as a substitute in the 3-1 FA Cup third-round victory over Carlisle earlier this month.