Old Trafford boss ready to bid for long term target.
Man United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is reportedly preparing a move to sign out of favour Real Madrid star Lassana Diarra after hearing that the French international had failed to report to pre-season training as the La Liga giants training camp at Valdebebas.
The 26 year old midfielder was not selected by Jose Mourinho for the club’s tour of the US and is expected to be allowed to leave as soon as an acceptable offer is made for his services. Ferguson has been a long term admirer of the former Chelsea and Arsenal enforcer and now may well appear to be the right time to make an offer for the £15m rated Parisian.
Man United have already spent out over £50m to bring Ashley Young, Phil Jones and David de Gea from Aston Villa, Blackburn Rovers and Atletico Madrid respectively and the good relationship he enjoys with Mourinho may help in Ferguson’s quest to bring Diarra back to the Premier League.
Diarra failed to secure regular first team football at both Chelsea and Arsenal before a move to Portsmouth saw his star rise and after one hugely successful season at Fratton Park the Paris born former Le Havre man was sold to Real Madrid.
Ferguson is looking to further improve his squad as he looks to maintain his stranglehold on the Premier League title as well as challenging for a Champions League triumph. Whilst the Old Trafford boss has a number of central midfield options the likes of Anderson, Michael Carrick and Darren Fletcher are not out and out defensive midfield options, hence the Man United manager looking at possible additions to fill that role.
The likes of Juventus, Fenerbahce and a number of Ligue 1 sides are said to be keen on Lassana Diarra but a return to the Premier League, where he arguably displayed his best form, may well tempt the defensive midfielder.