Diawara waiting on move
Charlton defender Souleymane Diawara has yet to finalise his move to Ligue 1 side Bordeaux.
By Amanda Cornforth
Last Updated: 07/08/07 12:42pm
Charlton defender Souleymane Diawara has yet to finalise his move to Bordeaux.
Everything has been settled except for a fee between the two clubs.
The 28-year-old has agreed a four-year deal with Les Girondins, however the Championship club want 5million euros while Bordeaux chairman Jean-Louis Triaud has refused to offer more than 3.5millions euros.
Diawara, who is a primary target for coach Laurent Blanc, explained that he will even reduce his wages to help the deal.
"Reduce my wages? That would not be a trouble for me," he told L'Equipe.
"I am ready to leave. I am just waiting for a call from Charlton to fly to Bordeaux. I am fed up with spending my days waiting."
However, other reports in the French media have stated that Diawara will join Bordeaux for £2.5million on Tuesday.