Lassana Diarra is in talks with Shandong Luneng Taishan

Marseille central midfielder Lassana Diarra appears to be closing in on a move to Chinese side Shandong Luneng Taishan and will not be involved tonight for the Ligue 1 side against FC Nantes, according to La Provence.

The Chinese side is currently being managed by former Fulham boss Felix Magath. Diarra has been looking for a move that will enable him to pay off the €10m fine that he owes to Lokomotiv Moscow. The Chinese market closes on the 28th February.

Marseille and Diarra’s camp are in advanced discussions about reaching a mutual termination agreement of his current contract so that he can join Shandong Luneng for free.


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