Saturday June 30 2012
Milan close to Diarra

Milan are reportedly close to securing Real Madrid midfielder Lassana Diarra after his talks with Spartak Moscow broke down.

The French midfielder is among those surplus to requirements in Jose Mourinho’s Liga champions.

He had been heavily linked with a switch to Spartak Moscow, but it is now rumoured those negotiations have hit problems.

Milan are not eager to take on Diarra’s wages, but according to Spanish sources Real will help to push through the move.

The Madrid side will give him a farewell bonus of €2m, which can then be used to smooth over the lower wages.

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