AS Roma are interested in Real Madrid midfielder Lassana Diarra.

Roma are ready to step in for the want-away France international after a bid from Tottenham fell short of Real's valuation last week.

Roma coach Luis Enrique is eager to add to his midfield before the summer market closes at the end of the month.

Diarra could arrive as a replacement for Daniele de Rossi, who continues to refuse to pen a new deal.

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