Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly lined up former Chelsea and Arsenal star Lassana Diarra in an attempt to shore up their midfield, as reported by the Daily Express.
Mauricio Pochettino saw his side collapse against Newcastle United at the weekend, falling from 1-0 up to a 2-1 loss in a painful second half for the White Hart Lane faithful.
Spurs were hit by a goal from Sami Ameobi straight after the break, with the Newcastle forward scoring only six seconds after the restart.
Pochettino is clearly therefore keen to add more steel to his midfield, and for that, seems to have targeted Diarra.
The player is a free agent, having departed Locomotiv Moscow earlier this year, and was linked with a switch back to France.
Reports in that country, however, have suggested that Spurs are also keen on a move for the 29 year old.
Spurs are supposedly in advanced negotiations for the player, but a move is reportedly unlikely, given the size of the current Tottenham squad.
This could scupper the move, unless Spurs can move other players on.
Arsenal are reportedly planning a shock move for former star Lassana Diarra, who has also played for Chelsea and Real Madrid in recent seasons, after Arsene Wenger saw his midfield collapse against Borussia Dortmund this week in the Champions League, as reported by the Daily Express.
The 29 year old player is a free agent after being released by Lokomotiv Moscow of Russia at the end of last season, and he is keen to find another club. Diarra still retains hopes of being called up for the French national side again.
Wenger is thought to be keen on signing another midfielder, given his side’s 2-0 defeat against Dortmund on Tuesday.
The club lack a natural holding midfielder, and Mikel Arteta came under significant criticism after being played in that role. Despite that not being his position, he is Arsenal’s best option in that role.
Diarra made only seven appearances for Arsenal during his single season with them, but it seems Wenger might now be bringing him back, especially given his ability to play at right back, given Mathieu Debuchy’s injury.