Sunday, February 17, 2008

Liverpool trailing Madrid's Diarra

Liverpool are trailing Madrid's Diarra - Alonso's replacement?

Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez has joined the chasing pack after the £20m Madrid midfield star. Others in contention include AC Milan and Juventus.

Liverpool have already inquired about Real Madrid's Mali midfielder Mahamadou Diarra who signed for the Spanish giants from Lyon 18 months ago. His agent Federico Guerra said: "Inter Milan contacted me in January to try to sign Mahamadou in the last transfer window. "We were also contacted by Liverpool, AC Milan and Juventus. Diarra still has three years left on his contract but we're willing to listen to all the offers and then we will talk to Real to see what is decided."

Seems that given the rumblings surrounding Xabi Alonso, Liverpool are lining up Diarra as his replacement. Alternatively, if Liverpool have doubts about the never ending Mascherano deal, then Diarra could be lined up as the man to fill his boots, as he's certainly more like Mascherano than the cultured Alonso.


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