Bakari set for Strasbourg move
By Patrick Haond
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The powerful Ivory Coast marksman will spend the season at Strasbourg in the hope of kick-starting his career that has stalled at Lens.
"I had talks with coach Antoine Kombouare and manager Marc Keller," said Bakari.
"Those talks were very positive.
"Mentally I have lived a very difficult last season. Now I just want to play."
Meanwhile, Yves Deroff could stay with Racing despite contact with Lille and St Etienne, after they offered the free agent a three-year deal.
Strasbourg have been busy in the transfer market as goalkeeper Stephane Cassard has signed a two-year contract to become their number two shot-stopper.
One man the club seem certain to miss out on, however, is Monaco's Seden international midfielder Pontus Fernerud - who spent last season on loan.
Strasbourg would like to keep him on a permanent basis but PSG are said to be interested and it is unlikely that Strasbourg could afford him.