Kaba nears PSG exit
By Patrick Haond
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Diawara has grown disillusioned by being continually loaned by PSG in recent seasons, and he told Halilhodzic that he wanted some certainty in his career.
Halilhodzic was initially reticent to let him leave, as it would have left him short of striking options, but the offer from Qatar club Al-Ittihad will give him the financial muscle to raid the transfer market.
Diawara is not counting his chickens but is confident of securing a lucrative move to Qatar.
"It is getting closer, but I prefer to be cautious," he said. "Everything should be finalised but for the moment nothing has been signed. However, I would be disappointed if it is not settled."
Halilhodzic elaborated on Diawara's situation, saying: "For some time he has had contact from Qatar.
"At first he hesitated and also I didn't know if I could let him leave, but things have improved and the club made an enormous financial proposition.
"Kaba told me he didn't want to stay at PSG any more, as he was loaned four or five times and didn't want that situation again. I can understand that.
"For him, his family, for his future and for the money he will earn, it is right.
"Now we will look for a new forward to replace him."