In a short statement on WHUFC.com it said “West Ham United can confirm that the Club and Alou Diarra have reached a mutual agreement to terminate the midfielder’s contract and registration with immediate effect.”
ClaretandHugh had indicated on early yesterday morning that the player was set to leave when we said: “West Ham are understood to be ready to do a deal with Alou Diarra which will see him to leave the club.”
We added: “And with just a year left on his deal, the 32 year old could be offered a pay-off by the club as it looks to free up more wages for incoming players.
Diarra joined West Ham United on a three-year contract in August 2012, for a fee believed to be around £2.5m on £40,000 per week.
He is believed to have had around £2m of wages remaining on his last year of contract.