Arsenal, Manchester City sizing up Lassana Diarra move?

Reports suggest that Arsenal and Manchester City are keen on Lokomotiv Moscow midfielder Lassana Diarra.

Arsenal and Manchester City are reportedly locked in a battle to bring Lassana Diarra back to the Premier League.

The 28-year-old joined Lokomotiv Moscow in August following Suleyman Kerimov's decision to strip down his top-earners at Anzhi Makhachkala.

According to The Express, the France international is the subject of a tug of war between the Gunners and their title rivals City.

Diarra, who first arrived in England with Chelsea in 2005, spent a year with the North London side before moving to Portsmouth in 2008.

Paris Saint-Germain and Monaco were reported to be interested in the summer, although the former Real Madrid and Chelsea star is said to be settled in Russia.

Anzhi Makhachkala's French midfielder Lassana Diarra walks on the pitch during the UEFA Europa League football match between Udinese Calcio and FC Anzhi Makhachkala at Udine's 'Friuli' comunal stadium on September 20, 2012
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