West Ham have released French midfielder Alou Diarra by mutual consent.

Diarra, 32, joined the Hammers from Ligue 1 club Marseille in 2012 but the rangy midfielder made just two Premier League starts in two seasons at Upton Park.

A full French international, Diarra made a total of 14 appearances for the Irons, the last of which came in January of this year.

The 6ft2in midfielder spent the second half of the 2012/13 campaign on loan at French side Rennes.