Olympique Marseille start negotiations with Bordeaux for Alou Diarra - report

L'OM keen on adding France midfielder as Didier Deschamps continues to bolster his squad
Olympique Marseille have started talks with Bordeaux for France midfielder Alou Diarra.

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reports progress is being made for his transfer and a deal may be struck for €5 million.

Diarra, 29, who has played for the Girondins since joining from Olympique Lyonnais in 2007, has agreed to a four-year contract at the Stade Velodrome.

Any subsequent progress could leave the door open for Bordeaux to make a bid for Sochaux's Kevin Anin as a replacement for Diarra.

France Football reports that the 24-year-old Anin is tied to his current club until 2014 and it will take a €5m bid from Bordeaux to land him.

Current Girondins coach Francis Gillot is eager to bring his former pupil with him after a spell together at the Stade Bonal.

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