Lassana Diarra has terminated his contract with UAE Pro League side Al Jazira, and is now a free agent.
Reports have emerged that PSG have reached an agreement in principle with Diarra, and are looking to close in on the deal in the coming few days.
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The financial details of the transfer are not known yet, which could lead to other clubs hijacking the move. However, some reports have emerged stating that PSG are negotiating either a 1.5 year or a 2.5 year deal.
Besides PSG, the likes of Galatasaray, Man United, Fenerbahce and AC Milan have also expressed their interest in signing the midfielder.
Another French side that is also keen on landing Diarra is St. Etienne, whose interest has been confirmed by newly appointed manager Jean-Louis Gasset.
Diarra’s career started at former French top flight club Le Havre, and he has since impressed in stints at Chelsea, Arsenal, Portsmouth, Real Madrid, Anzhi, Lokomotiv Moscow, and Marseille, before finally moving to the Middle-East.
Jose Mourinho’s interest in the defensive midfielder stems from the fact that he has already worked with the player at Chelsea and Real Madrid. And for the value that he could add to the centre of the park, the Portuguese would be eager to add him to the United squad at the earliest.
AC Milan are believed to be out of this transfer race since they are suffering from their own financial difficulties. However, with PSG already having entered the negotiations, a deal is likely to be conclude very soon.
Written by Sourish Saha
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