Fenerbahce negotiate Diarra deal

Real Madrid midfielder Lassana Diarra is negotiating with Fenerbahce over a possible move to the Turkish capital.

A report in El Confidencial claims Fenerbahce Vice-President Ali Yildrim is currently in Madrid trying to tie up a deal for the former Chelsea, Arsenal and Portsmouth man, who is unhappy at the lack of playing time he got at the Bernabeu last season, having made just 15 La Liga starts.

The Turks are believed to have offered €3m for the 27-year-old – although the Spanish champions are understood to want considerably more as he cost €20m when signed from Portsmouth in January 2009 – along with €4m-a-year in wages and a four-year contract,

However, the French international’s contract has just 12 months to run and despite recent reported interest from Milan and Spartak Moscow there has been a distinct lack of offers on the table, so President Florentino Perez may decide to cut his losses.

Once Diarra’s future is sorted out Madrid are then expected to try and find destinations for Hamit Altintop, Ricardo Carvalho and Kaka, whom they are hoping to sell for a combined fee of around €25m.

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