Liga - Diarra: Spurs link 'a lie'

Thu, 25 Aug 16:09:00 2011

Real Madrid defensive midfielder Lassana Diarra insists no agreement has been reached over a transfer to Tottenham - and he does not expect that to change.

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The 26-year-old former Chelsea, Arsenal and Portsmouth player has been linked with a move to White Hart Lane to link up with his former Pompey boss Harry Redknapp, with a fee of around £10.6 million being reported.

But he poured cold water on such claims on Thursday, telling AS: "The information about my departure is a lie. There is no agreement with Tottenham and I do not think there will be."

Speaking at Nice airport, having been given permission by Madrid to travel to see his brother who has just undergone knee surgery, Diarra added: "I have a contract with Real Madrid until 2013 and Jose Mourinho is my coach."

The France international joined Madrid from Portsmouth for £17.6m in January 2009. He featured in 26 games in La Liga and 10 Champions League matches for the capital club, and also helped Jose Mourinho's side win the Copa del Rey.

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