France international midfielder
Alou Diarra has joined Racing Lens from Liverpool on a four-year contract.
Diarra played for France against Israel in March
Diarra, 23, spent last season on loan at Lens, who have now taken up the option of signing him for £1.98m.
The midfielder, who last played for France in March, was signed by former Liverpool boss Gerard Houllier in 2002.
The midfielder never played for Liverpool, spending a season on loan at Le Havre and Bastia before moving to Lens, where he played 34 games.