QPR tipped to complete Diarra deal and Blues linked with Brazilian

QPR boss Harry Redknapp has again been tipped to sign Lassana Diarra, this time by The Sun.

The former Chelsea midfielder, a free agent after being shown the door by Russian club Lokomotiv Moscow, saw a move to Loftus Road collapse in the final hours of the previous transfer window.

Redknapp subsequently signed Sando and has the likes of Joey Barton, Karl Henry, Leroy Fer and Jordon Mutch in his squad.

But it is claimed that he is still intending to bring in the 29-year-old Diarra, who played under him at Portsmouth.

Diarra wanted to return to London with QPR in the summer
Diarra wanted to return to London with QPR in the summer

Meanwhile, the Daily Mirror say Chelsea are interested in Brazilian youngster Malcom.

The Corinthians forward, 17, has been touted as one of his country’s best prospects and is also said to be a target for Barcelona.

And the Daily Star pick up on reports in Russia that Spartak Moscow boss Murat Yakin wants to sign Mohamed Salah from Chelsea.

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho insisted that Salah will not be leaving Stamford Bridge, but Yakin is quoted as saying: “I want to sign both Salah and (Basel’s) Fabian Frei. I know both players well.

There has been speculation about winger Salah's future
There has been speculation about winger Salah’s future

“I know the economic situation in Russia is not the best, but the club can afford both players’ wages.

“The club president promised a surprise in the upcoming transfer market. I spoke with him about both Salah and Frei and I hope it will happen – that would be my Christmas present.

“I’ll do whatever it takes to get Salah in the team, even if I have to beg for it.”

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