Man Utd news – Utd in for Diarra, Interest in Bayer ‘keeper confirmed, Foster: No regrets

Every morning A Different League searches the nations press to bring you the latest goings on at Man Utd. Today:

Utd in for Diarra.

Manchester United are lining up a January transfer swoop for Real Madrid midfielder Lassana Diarra, according to the Mail Online.

Sir Alex Ferguson is keen to bolster his midfield by adding the former Portsmouth and Chelsea anchorman because of Owen Hargreaves ongoing injury woes. Diarra should be available, having fallen out of favour due to the recent acquisitions of German midfielders Mesut Ozil and Sami Khedira.

United will have to act fast in order to secure the players signature as reports from Italy suggest AS Roma are already preparing a bid in the region of £10million.

Interest in Bayer ‘keeper confirmed.

Bayer Leverkusen executive Wolfgang Holzhauser has claimed Manchester United have sent scouts to watch stop-stopper Rene Adler.

Sir Alex Ferguson’s quest for a new goalkeeper continues with the impending retirement of current No.1 Edwin Van Der Sar. United have already completed a deal to sign Anders Lindegaard from Danish side Aalesund but still look set to sign a more experienced option.

Reports in recent weeks have linked United to an audacious move to sign Liverpool’s Jose Reina but Adler may prove to be a more realistic target.

Holzhauser told BILD when asked about interest from United: “That’s true. He has even been scouted.”

Foster: No regrets.

Ben Foster claims he has no regrets over his decision to leave Manchester United in the build up to today’s clash at St. Andrews.

The player once described as “England’s goalkeeper for the next 10 years” by Sir Alex Ferguson is enjoying his new life in Birmingham. With 6 clean sheets already this season, Foster has earned a recall to Fabio Capello’s squad after his omission from the World Cup.

He claims he has been allowed to flourish away from the daunting environment at Old Trafford where two dropped points represented “the end of the world”.

“A club like United is cut-throat, win at all costs, whereas here you know you’re not going to win every game…There is more pressure at United, without a doubt”.

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