Bordeaux have confirmed that they are closing in on the signing of Charlton defender Souleymane Diawara.

The 28-year-old Senegal international has been lined up by Laurent Blanc as the defensive reinforcement he has been pursuing all summer.

Bordeaux chairman Jean-Louis Triaud told L´Equipe: "It is true, he is our priority target. We are in talks with Charlton about a definitive transfer. Diawara has a big advantage as he knows Ligue 1 perfectly well."

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