Right Back and Midfielder On Big Sam's January Hit List

Last updated : 22 January 2007 By Matt Bottom
Diawara, 26, is a right-back who currently plays with St. Etienne in France but has fallen out of favour at the club this season. His agent Franck Belhasen has told skysports.com that discussions are due to be held with Sam Allardyce's side soon.

"We have just arrived and haven't yet started the negotiations," Belhasen told skysports.com.

"I will be able to tell you more tonight."

Meanwhile, Allardyce is also expected to make a move this week for Spanish midfielder Ivan De la Pena.

The 30-year-old midfielder is out of contract in the summer, and has so far failed to agree a new deal to remain at the Estadio El Sardinero.