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Real Madrid trump Man City for Portsmouth's Diarra

Real Madrid have clinched an agreement for Portsmouth midfielder Lassana Diarra.

The Daily Mail says Real Madrid have agreed the £20million signing of Diarra. The Spanish champions are on the verge of completing a deal for the 23-year-old, who had been Manchester City boss Mark Hughes' No 1 target for the January transfer window.

Hughes hoped to sign the cultured holding midfielder after fears that 35-year-old Dietmar Hamann was no longer up to the job.

But City's £18m interest in France international was blown out of the water by Real, who appear ready to back new boss Juande Ramos in the transfer market.

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