Diarra in demand
By Alex Livie
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The Malian ace, who has attracted interest from Ajax and French outfit Paris Saint Germain, is reportedly a top transfer target for promoted Spanish outfit Atletico.
Atletico have grand plans, having secured their return to the top flight, and a number of big names have been linked.
Diarra is not as well known as the likes of Lazio`s Gaizka Mendieta, but his performances for Vitesse have earned rave reviews.
A creative talent is high on Atletico coach Luis Aragones` wish list, and Diarra is a player he has highlighted for close consideration.
Liga title winners Valencia are also in the running, with sections of the Dutch media suggesting talks have taken place between the player`s agent and Mestalla officials.
Diarra has a contract that runs until 2005, but Vitesse may not stand in his way if a tempting offer is tabled.