Arsene Wenger is being offered the chance to re-sign Lassana Diarra from Real Madrid – three years after flogging him to Portsmouth.
France midfielder Diarra, who had a brief spell at Arsenal in the 2007-2008 season following a move from Chelsea, has made it clear he is fed-up at the Bernabeu and wants regular first-team football.
Diarra is being offered around the Premier League and Arsenal and Liverpool have been sounded out, with Real wanting around £12m.
Both clubs want to strengthen their midfield, and Arsenal are also looking to offload Brazilian Denilson – Sevilla and Wolfsburg are interested.
Denilson has been disappointing this season with insiders feeling he has become disillusioned and has lost focus.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger apparently feels his side needs more steel in it’s midfield and despite the performances of Alex Song a move to bring back Lassana Diarra to the Emirates Stadium may tempt the Frenchman.
The 26 year old French international was purchased from Chelsea in August 2007 and barely lasted four and a half months before he left for Portsmouth having barely featured. The battling defensive midfielder then produced his best football whilst at Fratton Park and was sold to Real Madrid where he has been in and out of the starting eleven over the past two and a half seasons.
Diarra may well be interested in a move back to the Premier League but clearly will only move back to North London if he is guaranteed first team football, something that Wenger may not be willing to offer the Parisian. Wenger will reportedly look to bring in new blood this summer after another disappointing season and a move for the Real Madrid man may well be a wise one.
Brazilian midfielder Denilson appears to have run out of second chances, having repeatedly failed to prove himself over the past 18 months. The 23 year old is not getting much of a look in when it comes to first team football and sources state that a move to Germany is more likely than Spain.
Arsenal may also look to offload the likes of Manuel Almunia, Emmanuel Eboue and Abou Diaby whilst contract rebel Gael Clichy may be allowed to leave for the right fee.