Fulham raising interest in departing Wigan anchorman

In addition to the growing list of clubs already associated with a move for the player, Fulham are the latest Premier League side said to be taking a look at signing Mohamed Diamé.

The defensive midfielder will be available on a free transfer this summer as he looks set to leave Wigan Athletic.

Diamé has seen a reduction in playing time over the second half of the season due to his fleeting allegiance to the Latics but is still a proven anchorman in the English top flight.

Even with recent omissions, the Senegalese international has made 30 appearances for Wigan this season, scoring three goals in the process.

Martin Jol has insisted that a supposed exodus of players at Craven Cottage will not be taking place and that he intends to keep hold of his best players such as Clint Dempsey and Moussa Dembélé.

However, there are those looking likely to leave the West London outfit with Dickson Etuhu reportedly heading for the exit.

Current midfield enforcer, Mahamadou Diarra, has just penned a contract extension that will keep him at the club until next summer but his aging legs may not be as reliable for that entire term.

Reports suggest that Arsenal, Newcastle, Tottenham and Liverpool are also interested in signing Diamé but that Malaga are currently at the top of the list of possible suitors.

With so many teams currently circling the free agent, the Cottagers certainly face a tough task in landing the middleman.

That being said, the Mohamed Al-Fayed funded club may see the nominal transfer sum as a reason to go after the 24 year-old, butting heads with some of Europe’s giants along the way.

Manchester United were supposedly interested in signing Diamé at one point but pulled out due to a heart condition that the midfielder has.

Tom is a recent graduate with a degree in Broadcasting from Brighton University, having written for a variety of sports publications, as well as a keen football fan and season ticket holder.