The midfielder, out of contract at Newcastle United at the end of the month, has reportedly arrived in Doha for a medical with Al Gharafa SC.
Diame had needed to start 25 Premier League games last season to trigger a one-year deal contract extension at St James’s Park. The 31-year-old – whose season was interrupted by injury – made 24 starts.
In any case, the former Senegal international, however, had been looking for a two-year deal.
Speaking to the Gazette in March, Diame said: “I’ve always said I’m happy here playing for this club and these fans. But this is football. If I stay, I’ll be happy, and if I don’t stay, I’ll be happy somewhere else.”