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Man United leading shock chase for 5ft 8 midfielder, Mourinho a keen admirer

Diarra

We’ve forgiven the Manchester United fans in the Transfer Tavern for reacting somewhat blankly to this one. 

As if the 3-2 loss to West Ham United on Monday night wasn’t enough to induce the tears of the Red Devils as their quest for all things Champions League took a major blow, now even their transfer rumours have lost some of their glitz and glamour.

According to French website Foot Mercato, the Old Trafford giants lead the chase for Marseille midfielder Lassana Diarra as he looks to leave Southern France this summer.

A return to form has seen the holding midfielder force his way back into the Les Blues reckoning and he is well versed in the arts of the Premier League having played for Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham in the past.

Jose Mourinho, who managed him in West London, is believed to be keen on the 31-year old should he ultimately be handed the reins at the Theatre of Dreams.

Would Diarra’s arrival be somewhat of an anti climax? Do United really need more holding midfielders? 

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