Old Trafford boss ready to make offer for unwanted Bernabeu man.
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According to reports Manchester United are to make an offer for Real Madrid outcast Lassana Diarra.
The Sun claims United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is hopeful of signing the former Chelsea and Arsenal midfielder for £12 million.
He sees Diarra as the ideal replacement for an ageing Paul Scholes and Owen Hargreaves who appears unlikely to play again after more than two years out with injury.
Spanish sources say Real boss Jose Mourinho will not stand in Diarra’s way. (Click Manchester)
Lassana Diarra’s own agent has stated with some certainty that his client will look to leave Real Madrid in January and not wait until the summer and this may well force Sir Alex Ferguson into action. The Manchester United boss is known to be a big admirer of the battling defensive midfielder and this source believes a bid for the £16m rated French international is on the cards.
The former Chelsea, Arsenal and Portsmouth man has not had much of a look in at the La Liga giants under Jose Mourinho and the Old Trafford side could well do with a player of his type, not lease because Owen Hargreaves, the man Ferguson would like to do the dirty work in the midfield, is perennially injured.
Sir Alex Ferguson himself has wavered somewhat on his initial claim that his side would not be buying players this month so a bid may well be in the offing and the good relationship between the Scot and the Real boss could help grease the wheels of progress.
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