Fulham have re-signed Mahamadou Diarra on a pay-as-you-play deal to try to prevent the Cottagers from getting relegated.
Diarra, who has previously played at Real Madrid, Monaco, Lyon and other clubs, has returned to Fulham after being released by the club at the end of last season.
According to the club website,
“The 32-year-old was out of action for a sustained period after struggling with a knee injury, but worked relentlessly to regain full fitness. Diarra’s short-term contract with Fulham will see his remuneration based on the number of appearances he makes for the First Team.
“The former Real Madrid midfielder initially joined the Whites on a free transfer in February 2012 and he went on to make 19 appearances for the Club, scoring once.”
The 32-year-old defensive midfielder should provide Fulham with the experience the side needs in the middle of the park. Whether it’s enough to help save them from relegation, we’ll have to wait and see.
Here are today’s world soccer news headlines:
- Fulham re-sign Mahamadou Diarra on pay-as-you-play deal — Evening Standard
- Dortmund interested in summer move for Chiriches — Haringey Independent
- Arsenal lose Laurent Koscielny to calf injury for at least a fortnight — The Guardian
- Chelsea close in on Diego Costa as Jose Mourinho plans £40m move for Atletico Madrid star — The Mail
- Manchester United owners stand by David Moyes in face of fans’ revolt — The Guardian
- Ben Foster hits out at West Brom over Shane Long sale — Express & Star
- Umbro hold talks to regain Manchester United kit deal — The Guardian
- David Moyes takes responsibility for ‘disappointing’ derby before walking out of press conference — Pro Soccer Talk
- David Moyes got Manchester United’s tactics all wrong from the start — The Guardian
- Liverpool would be mid-table without Luis Suarez, says Sunderland manager Gus Poyet — The Telegraph
- Everton plan on Hillsborough memorial at Goodison Park — Everton
- Fifa investigation into corruption came ‘within hours’ of being sabotaged, according to reform-minded members — Telegraph
- Plot to remove Garcia is halted in its tracks — Inside World Football
- Guus Hiddink set for second spell in charge of Netherlands after World Cup — The Guardian
- Ian Darke’s future: Is it at ESPN or FOX? — Sports Illustrated
- Brazil World Cup city ‘may drop out’ — BBC Sport
- FIFA earmarks extra $70 million for 2014 World Cup — Inside World Football
- Leeds adrift in sea of uncertainty as League casts off Massimo Cellino — The Guardian
- Leeds United owners look to fill wages shortfall — BBC Sport
- Neil Warnock turns down Nottingham Forest job after Billy Davies sacked again — The Independent
- Managerless Nottingham Forest eye Glenn Hoddle and Gianfranco Zola admits chairman — The Mirror
- Renderings of AS Roma’s proposed Coliseum-inspired home are stunning — Pro Soccer Talk
- Commercial revenues: Premier League and Bundesliga eclipse Serie A clubs — SerieAddicted
- The Krafts are the worst owners in Major League Soccer — Boston Magazine
- David Beckham bends ears of lawmakers in Tallahassee — Miami Herald
- MLS’ own ‘plastic franchise’, NYCFC — Empire of Soccer
- Garber on CONCACAF Champions League timing woes, “We understand that we are the outlier” — Pro Soccer Talk
- Harry Kewell set to announce retirement from football — The Guardian
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