Le Mans president Thierry Gomez has said that the Ligue Two club have not had an approach for winger Stephane Diarra. Reports in the French media have claimed that Celtic are among the teams keeping tabs on the 20-year-old.
However, speaking out about the interest yesterday, Gomez revealed that no offers had been made for the Ivorian, and they are not focused on selling the player at the moment:
“So far we haven’t had any offers. After that, Stephane knows where he’s come from. We went and got him from Rennes when he was having a difficult time, we’ve relaunched him well.”
“If something were to happen, it would happen with our support. Right now this subject isn’t on the agenda, we’re heading into a period that can bring hope, but also danger, so let’s focus on our next games.”
Diarra is also believed to be attracting the interest of English teams such as Newcastle and Leicester after a good start to the season for Le Mans.
The wide man has scored three goals and contributed two assists in 16 appearances for the French second division side. They only bought him on a permanent basis in the summer after previously having him on loan from Rennes last campaign.
Diarra actually played in the third tier during his first season at Le Mans, helping them to promotion to Ligue Two.