Liverpool in Diarra talks
By Patrick Haond
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Liverpool and Lens are in negotiations regarding the future of Alou Diarra.Liverpool and Lens are in negotiations regarding the future of defensive midfielder Alou Diarra.
The 23-year-old has been a surprise hit in the French top flight this season after failing to impress during his career at Anfield.
During the duration of his loan spell he has become the Sang et Or captain and earned his first caps for France under Les Bleus boss Raymond Domenech.
Diarra has previously declared his satisfaction with his situation at Stade Bollaert, although Liverpool appear keen to offer the powerful midfielder first-team opportunities in The Premiership next season.
Lens chairman Gervais Martel is working hard to secure the former Bayern Munich man on a permanent deal, although according to reports in France the player's agent is meeting Reds chief executive Rick Parry next Thursday to discuss a return to Anfield.
Other English sides are also rumoured to be monitoring Diarra's situation, who has become hot property despite his disappointing career under previous Reds boss Gerard Houllier on Merseyside.