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France's Diarra leaves Anzhi for Lokomotiv

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French former Chelsea, Arsenal and Real Madrid midfielder Lassana Diarra has left struggling Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala to join Moscow premier league rivals Lokomotiv, the clubs announced. 

Anzhi Makhachkala midfielder Lassana Diarra (L) tackles Newcastle midfielder Moussa Sissoko during the UEFA Europa League round of 16 first leg at Stadion Luzhniki in Moscow on March 7, 2013. French former Chelsea, Arsenal and Real Madrid midfielder Diarra has left struggling Russian side Anzhi to join Moscow premier league rivals Lokomotiv, the clubs announced.

Diarra is the latest star player to leave Anzhi after its billionaire owner Suleiman Kerimov earlier this month decided to scale down the club's ambitions and drastically shrink its budget.

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