Tottenham are in talks with Real Madrid midfielder Lassana Diarra.

The Mirror says the player has made it clear he would be up for a move to White Hart Lane and Spurs are confident they can complete his signing before the window closes at the end of the month.

Tottenham have dismissed, however, talk that any deal would include giving Real an option on Welsh flyer Gareth Bale.

Diarra has made it clear he wants out of the Bernabeu after failing to see regular first-team football last season.

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