Jose Mourinho wants to sign this ex-Real Madrid ace on a free transfer — Report

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is reportedly agreeing a Bosman move for French midfielder Lassana Diarra. The 32-year-old is currently on the hunt for a new club after parting ways with Middle-East outfit Al Jazira.

According to Le Parisien, United are keen to sort out a contract with Diarra, who has previously worked under Mourinho at Chelsea and Real Madrid. The report adds that the Frenchman had travelled to England to hold discussions over the past week, but he is still said to favour a return to Ligue 1 with Paris Saint-Germain.

The Capital outfit are without the services of Thiago Motta with a calf problem, and manager Unai Emery is said to be arranging a contract offer for the former Marseille man, which could, in hand, end United’s pursuit of the midfielder.

United have struggled with injuries in the central midfield department this campaign with the likes of Paul Pogba, Marouane Fellaini and Michael Carrick spending extended spells on the sidelines.

Whilst Pogba is expected to stay at Old Trafford for the long-term, it is not the case with Fellaini and Carrick, however, with the former having entered the final six months of his contract.

With Carrick possibly retiring from professional football in the summer, United could find themselves a couple of midfielders short as they are yet to convince Fellaini into an extension beyond the current campaign.

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