According to this source, Mark Hughes has apparently snared this very talented Frenchman, despite huge interest from other Premier League suitors!
Manchester City have clinched a £10 million deal for Portsmouth midfielder Lassana Diarra, it has been revealed.
The People says City have beaten Tottenham and Manchester United to the signing of Diarra.
City have blown their rivals out of the water with an £85,000-a-week wage offer and the deal is described as ‘virtually done’.
Under-fire City chief Mark Hughes is desperate to shore up his struggling team with a quality holding midfielder.
Diarra, 23, has a get-out clause in his Pompey deal enabling him to talk to any club who offer £10m.
Ex-Pompey chief Harry Redknapp wanted to take Diarra to Spurs and United chief Alex Ferguson saw him as a replacement for injury hit Owen Hargreaves.
But neither can compete with City’s skyhigh wage offer as the club’s new Arab owners flex their muscles. (tribalfootball.com)
Things have stuttered somewhat for the Eastlands club, but such is the congested nature of the Premier League, that a couple of wins could allay speculation over Hughes’ managerial career at the club. If City have indeed made Lassana an offer he couldn’t refuse, then this would represent a very major signing for the club. Whilst it may not appear as ground-breaking as the signing of Robinho, the likes of Diarra could have just as much of an impact on the club’s future hopes and dreams, and could signal a move in the right direction for the club.
Do Man City fans think that the club can get into the top four within a year or two, or will it take longer to break the monopoly?