Roma join Spurs in race for Real Madrid star

Il Corriere dello Sport reports that Roma are desperate to land a new holding midfielder before the summer transfer window closes.

Roma have previously been linked with a move to Real Madrid star Fernando Gago and have held talks with the midfielder’s agent.

But Roma are now ready to join the race for Diarra, who is reportedly close to joining Tottenham.

Diarra’s current contract at Real Madrid is set to expire in the summer of 2013.