Diarra set for Fulham
The 30-year-old will join on a free transfer until the end of the season, with the option of extending his deal by a further year.
Diarra, a Mali international for more than a decade, left Monaco last summer following their shock relegation from Ligue 1.
He spent less than half a season there after joining them on a free transfer from Real, where he spent four and a half years, winning two Primera Liga titles, one Copa del Rey and one Super Cup.
He cost the Madrid giants a reported £22million from Lyon in the summer of 2006 having won four successive Ligue 1 titles.
Diarra began his senior career with Greek side OFI Crete before moving to Holland to play for Vitesse Arnhem.
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