Report: Leeds in talks over midfielder deal, could be done this week
By Dominic Toner
Rotherham want to sign Leeds midfielder Toumani Diagouraga, according to a report.
The Star claim that the two Championship clubs have been in discussions about the 29-year-old moving on loan until the end of the season.
The report details that Rotherham are hopeful a loan deal will be completed this week for the central midfielder.
Rotherham manager Paul Warne has previously expressed his admiration of Diagouraga and he could be set to return to the Millers, where he spent a brief loan spell in 2007.
Leeds boss Garry Monk has already revealed in January that he is “hopeful” the midfielder will find a new club this month as he is not in the first-team picture.
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Diagouraga has endured a frustrating season with the Yorkshire club and his sole appearance came in the Championship opener against QPR, where they suffered a 3-0 away defeat.
The combative midfielder moved to Elland Road in January 2016 and made 19 appearances last season, scoring three goals.
He has now found himself behind the likes of Eunan O’Kane, Liam Bridcutt, Ronaldo Vieira and Kalvin Phillips in the first-team.
Football Insider verdict:
Leeds should allow Diagouraga to complete a loan move away from Elland Road as he is surplus to requirements this season. Garry Monk has settled on his best players and is now hoping to guide the team back to the Premier League, meaning Diagouraga is unlikely to get a look in for the remainder of the campaign. The central midfielder has shown his qualities in the Championship during his career and should prove a smart signing for a struggling Rotherham side. He was a useful player last season for Leeds, but Monk is now demanding higher standards of his players as they push for promotion.
In other Leeds transfer news, the club have slapped a mega price tag on their first teamer star.