Football: Fulham sign Real Madrid midfielder Diarra
LONDON, England: English Premier League side Fulham said on Monday they have agreed terms, pending Visa approval, with former Real Madrid midfielder Mahamadou Diarra. The 30-year-old Diarra, who won a string of honours with Lyon and then Real, left relegated Monaco last year after a short spell with the French outfit and heads to Fulham on a free transfer until the end of the season, with the option of a further year. The Mali international had four-and-a-half years in Madrid, lifting two league titles and a Spanish Cup having arrived in 2006 for a reported 30 million euros from Lyon, where he won four championships in as many years. Diarra began his career with Greek side OFI Crete.