Man City launching bid for Bordeaux midfielder Diarra

Manchester City are launching a bid for Bordeaux midfielder Alou Diarra.

Manchester City are launching a bid for Bordeaux midfielder Alou Diarra.

The France international is a former Liverpool player and is open to a return to England during the January transfer window.

City chiefs see Diarra as a potential long-term replacement for veteran midfielder Patrick Vieira.

City and Bordeaux officials are due to meet on January 2 to discuss several issues, including Diarra's situation.

 
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