Diarra doubts he’ll join Spurs

The 26-year-old former Chelsea, Arsenal and Portsmouth midfielder

has been linked with a 12million euros (around £10.6m) switch

to White Hart Lane to link up with his former Pompey boss Harry

Redknapp. But he has now poured cold water on such claims, telling

AS: “The information about my departure is a lie. “There is no

agreement with Tottenham and I do not think there will be.”

Speaking at Nice airport, having been given permission by Madrid to

travel to see his brother who has just undergone knee surgery,

Diarra added: “I have a contract with Real Madrid until 2013 and

Jose Mourinho is my coach.” The France international joined Madrid

from Portsmouth for 20million euros (around £17.6m) in January

2009. He featured in 26 Primera Division games and 10 Champions

League matches for the capital club, and also helped Jose

Mourinho’s side win the Copa del Rey.