Fulham signs Mali midfielder Diarra

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LONDON (AP) -- Fulham says it has signed Mali midfielder Mahamadou Diarra, pending the completion of a British visa.

The former Real Madrid midfielder has been out of contract since playing for Monaco last season.

The 30-year-old Diarra has signed for Fulham until the end of the season with the option to extend the deal until 2013.

Fulham is 11th in the Premier League.