Fulham are ready to keep hold of midfielder Mahamadou Diarra.

The Mirror says Mali international defensive midfielder Diarra joined the Cottagers in February until the end of this campaign on a free from Monaco.

But the deal included an option to keep the 30-year-old, who once cost Real Madrid £22million, for a further year.

Boss Martin Jol has been impressed by Diarra's recent displays - especially in Monday's 1-0 loss at Manchester United.