Tottenham are planning an £8 million bid for Real Madrid midfielder Lassana Diarra.

The Sun says Harry Redknapp signed Diarra at Portsmouth and has tracked him for over a year but a bid to land the French midfielder, 27, fell through last summer.

Diarra's contract expires in 2013 and he wants out of Madrid after getting few first-team chances.

French giants Paris Saint-Germain are also keen but Diarra has made it clear he prefers a return to England.