Lassana Diarra ordered to pay 10m euros fine to Lokomotiv Moscow

Lassana Diarra
Lassana Diarra made just 13 starts for Lokomotiv Moscow after joining them in 2013

France midfielder Lassana Diarra has been ordered to pay a fine of 10m euros (£7.6m) to his former club Lokomotiv Moscow.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport ruled that the 31-year-old had breached his contract when leaving the Russian club in 2014.

Diarra, now with Marseille, left Lokomotiv after having his salary cut.

"I will accept the situation as I have always done," said the former Chelsea, Arsenal and Portsmouth player.external-link

Diarra, who won the FA Cup in 2007 with Chelsea and then with Portsmouth a year later, was named in France's final 23-man squad for Euro 2016 on Saturday.

Lassana Diarra

Having left Lokomotiv after a year with the club, Diarra was banned for 15 months before signing for Marseille in the summer of 2015.

"It boils down to a 15 month-match suspension (already served), a 15-month-salary suspension (already served), 110,000 euros for the benefit of CAS and a 10 million euro fine," he added on his Twitter account.

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