Lassana Diarra's agent confirms interest in joining Inter, despite Celtic interest

The agent of former Arsenal, Chelsea and Real Madrid midfielder Lassana Diarra admits that his client could move to Inter Milan.

After leaving Lokomotiv Moscow this summer, ex-Arsenal and Chelsea midfielder Lassana Diarra was widely expected to join his former Portsmouth manager Harry Redknapp at QPR.

However, the deal fell through, leaving Diarra as a free agent when the transfer window closed in September - and a number of sides were linked with moves to sign the former French international.

Newcastle and Tottenham were rumoured to be eyeing a move for Diarra, but it's Celtic who have been touted as front runners for his signature in recent months.

Ronny Deila's men were ready to snap the 29-year-old up back in October, but were prevented from signing Diarra due to a red tape issue with Lokomotiv Moscow - and now, he could be lining up against them.

Diarra's agent has told of how his client is interested in a move to Inter Milan, who are Celtic's opponents in the Europa League knockout stages.

"I cannot talk about the negotiations right now, but Inter would certainly be a more than interesting opportunity for him," agent Marijo Knez said.

"We are talking about a very good club with a great coach. Lass is highly motivated to get back on the field and prove all his quality in a new challenge. We’ll see if destiny brings him to Milan."

Coming so close to signing Diarra and then having to face him would be a bitter pill for Deila to swallow, but it has to be acknowledged that Celtic's chase of Diarra was always an ambitious one.

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