Turkish giants Galatasaray have confessed they have an agreement in place to sign Lassana Diarra from Marseille.
The OM captain can leave the club on a free transfer for a foreign club despite having another three years left on his contract, and it appears he has decided to accept an offer from Galatasaray.
The Turkish Super Lig side chief Levent Nazifoglu has moved to reveal that the deal is on the horizon, although it remains to be seen how they will handle the €10 million fine the player was ordered to pay his former club Lokomotiv Moscow after leaving without their permission.
“We have agreed everything with Lassana Diarra. Now we must sit down with Lokomotiv Moscow for the €10 million penalty imposed on Diarra,” Nazifoglu told Fotomac.
Lassana Diarra did really well to get his career back on track since moving to Marseille, but he was unfortunate to miss the Euro 2016 finals through injury.
The 31-year-old was on the radar of quite a few top clubs after the impressive Ligue 1 campaign, but Galatasaray were the first side to make a concrete move.