Manchester United chase former Real Madrid midfielder as a replacement for Fellaini

Sunday, 14 Jan, 2018

32-year-old French worldwide defensive midfielder Lassana Diarra is closing in on a move to PSG this month on a free transfer after terminating his contract with Al Jazira, according to SFR Sport.

Diarra spent four years in England, playing for Chelsea, Arsenal and Portsmouth before joining Real Madrid for a fee of around £19million in 2009. While Lassana Diarra won't be a permanent replacement for the Belgian, he will certainly bring in a lot of experience and give the club time to look for someone more permanent.

SFR Sport suggests this has given PSG's rivals a chance to hijack their move, with United, AC Milan, Galatasaray and Fenerbahce expressing a strong interest. But based on recent reports, both parties quickly reached an agreement and it's now a matter of time before the former Real Madrid star confirms the move.

The France global once played under Mourinho, both at Chelsea and Real Madrid and is very keen on a reunion with his former manager.

Diarra is a free agent after being released by UAE side Al Jazira last month.

The 32-year-old France worldwide left the Asian club one week ago since he was looking to return to Europe following a disappointing stint overseas, and PSG did not waste time to snap him up. "He is a coach I really like", revealed the 32-year-old.