Lass wants Marseille exit

Marseille midfielder Lassana Diarra is set to leave the Ligue 1 side with the Chinese Super League the most likely destination for the France international.

It has long been reported that the former Chelsea and Real Madrid man is itching to leave France for the riches of China in order repay a €10m owed to his former side Lokomotiv Moscow – for a breach of contract.

And, as reported in French publication L'Équipe, the 31-year-old has now told the Les Phocéens' hierarchy that he no longer wants to play for the club.

Diarra has now been placed out of contention to feature against Nantes on Sunday, after not pitching to the club's team meeting on Saturday.

'Lass' has played 12 games for Rudi Garcia's side this campaign – impressing in the holding midfield role.