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Madrid eyeing up Diarra

Madrid eyeing up Diarra
This bigger club do not come much bigger than Real Madrid, and it is claimed that they are planning to make a 7m offer in the summer.

He came here for first team football and this is what he has been getting since his 5.5m move from Arsenal in January, and these performances are attracting the attentions of others.

Well this story has going since the minute Diarra signed for Pompey but please start the bidding at 15m+

Written by storagematt.

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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Thursday February 14 2008
Time: 9:01AM

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if a club like madrid are interested, that is the type of club that probably would tempt him away... it depends on howe much - or more likely 'how little' we have put in place at which 'the bidding' must start, 7m would just be an insult, 15m would be nearer the mark but i dont think anyone will offer much more than the amount 'they have to'... all we can do now is enjoy it while he is here, as i keep saying if he does well we should do well also...
pompeyrug
14/02/2008 09:05:00
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It just never goes away does it? Shame we can't restrict rumours to the transfer window too....
ChrisW
14/02/2008 09:06:00
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that would be nice wouldnt it...
pompeyrug
14/02/2008 09:07:00
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Its inevitable really. Diarra is a class player and we should enjoy having him at Pompey for as long as it lasts. But I agree, although we expect we'll have to lose him, we expect it to be for a decent profit, 7m is not enough at all.
tracyc
14/02/2008 09:37:00
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Matt when Real Madrid come knocking you must demand top dollar as you have little chance of holding on to your players who will soon become a galacticos. But only rumours and traceyc is almost right but Diarra is a WORLD class player!!
eastneydave
14/02/2008 09:43:00
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Just wait for the whole untold story to unfold.
007
14/02/2008 11:25:00
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Kranjcar is off today as well! Pompey are playing well and the players are in the spotlight, it is inevitable
paultsmouth
14/02/2008 11:38:00
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The trouble with a team that becomes successful is the bigger fish will do to you what we have done to others. The point is 7m for Diarra is a pathetic amount. Arguably have Aresenal got a buy back clause? If he is in France's euro team & plays well as with Nico & Croatia, we may have to wave goodbye to them at a price that suits us.
storagematt
14/02/2008 12:23:00
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storagemalt: Diarra will be for sure in the French squad, and i see it in the first 11 alongside Vieira with Makelele on the bench, for me Croatia is one of the favourite (even if they lost 0-3 at home against Hollande in Friendly game) so, Kranjcar might be good, and will be good i think...... Like you said everybody will look at them, and they risk to go, if the clause is not high...
FloG
14/02/2008 12:53:00
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the thing that diarra - and co - need to remember above all else is 'the grass is not always greener on the other side' is it...
pompeyrug
14/02/2008 15:33:00
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