Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is reviving his interest in Real Madrid midfielder Lassana Diarra.

Ferguson has had representatives maintain contact with Diarra since the January market, though the trail had gone cold following the end of the season.

But the News of the World says Ferguson is back in for Diarra as Manchester United look like missing out on AS Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi and Rennes youngster Yann M'Vila.

Real are inviting offers for former Chelsea and Arsenal midfielder Diarra.

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