West Ham have confirmed midfielder Alou Diarra has joined Stade Rennais on loan for the remainder of the 2012-13 season.
The 31-year-old joined the Hammers in the summer from Marseille, but has found first-team opportunities limited to just five outings due to the excellent form of Mohamed Diame and persistent injury concerns.
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"With the current coach [Allardyce], it is impossible. There's no dialogue, no explanation. At West Ham, I wasted my time."
Rennes will be the sixth French club Diarra has played for during his time as a top-flight player, after having spells at Le Havre, Bastia, Lens, Lyon, Bordeaux and Marseille respectively.