SURPRISE INTEREST IN BASSILA
By Patrick Haond
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The Rennes ace made his Hammers debut against Manchester United, at the start of the 2000/2001 campaign, but picked up an injury which affected his hopes of making an impact at Upton Park.
However, it is believed he did enough to impress fellow Londoners Charlton, with Alan Curbishley rumoured to be considering making an offer for the versatile 23-year-old.
After shining with Lyon, Bassila joined Rennes in 1999, and he still has two years left on his contract at Route de Lorient.
Strasbourg also want to sign him but, following their relegation from Le Championnat, they will need to convince the player that he should drop down a division.