Updated: Friday, 27 December 2013 22:28 | By Agence France-Presse

Bastia lining up Djibril Cisse deal

Much-travelled French striker Djibril Cisse looks set to return to France after having transfer talks with Corsican side Bastia.

Bastia lining up Djibril Cisse deal

File picture taken on November 7, 2013 shows Kuban Krasnodar's French forward Djibril Cisse (R) during the UEFA Europa League group A second leg against Swansea City in Krasnodar, Russia

The 32-year-old international forward has been playing at Kuban Krasnodar in the Russian Premier League since July, but is keen to return to France to better his chances of making the French World Cup squad.

"Our talks are at an advanced stage, but nothing has yet been finalised," said Bastia chairman Pierre-Marie Geronimi.

"There are three French clubs who are interested in signing him, but I think he favours Sporting (Bastia)," he added.

Cisse's previous clubs include Auxerre, Liverpool, Marseille, Sunderland and Queens Park Rangers followed by spells in Qatar and Russia.

Bastia, currently 13th in the French top flight, would be his 10th club as a professional.

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