Man Utd to make bid for Real Madrid star

The Mirror reports that Diarra is surplus to requirements at the Bernabeu and will be allowed to leave the club this summer.

United boss Sir Alex Ferguson will have a chanse of signing the France midfielder on the cheap.

Fergie has been keeping tabs on Diarra since his spells at Chelsea, Arsenal and Portsmouth in England.

Diarra joined Real Madrid in a £20million move from Portsmouth two years ago.