Spurs Eye Madrid Outcast Lassana Diarra
Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas wants to sign Real Madrid midfielder Lassana Diarra, who has been told he is free to leave the club this summer by Jose Mourinho.
With the summer transfer window in full swing, Football Talk will be keeping you up-to-date with all the latest transfer news throughout the summer. Today, Tottenham are linked with Lassana Diarra.
New Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas wants to sign Real Madrid midfielder Lassana Diarra, according to the Daily Mail.
The former Chelsea man is set to continue his rebuilding project at White Hart Lane and has identified the Frenchman as a key signing this summer.
Diarra is no stranger to the Premier League having spent time at Chelsea, Arsenal and Portsmouth in the past, before moving to Madrid for £20m in 2009.
However, the 27-year-old has struggled to hold down a first team place in recent seasons after falling out-of-favour at the Bernabeu and has been told he is free to find a new club this summer.
With just one year left on his current contract, talks over a new deal collapsed last week after Diarra demanded a large wage increase and the Mail claim he could be available this summer for as little as £4m.
Villas-Boas has around £50m to spend on rebuilding his squad and could use his connections with Jose Mourinho to strike a deal for Diarra, but he will face competition from the likes of Everton, QPR, Spartak Moscow and Fenerbache for his signature, with the player expected to make a decision on his future next week.
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