Former Liverpool striker Djibril Cisse plans to retire at the end of the season

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Bastia striker Djibril Cisse has revealed he is likely to retire at the end of season due to injury.

Cisse has been struggling with back and groin problems for the last six months and he has been playing through the pain barrier.

The 33-year-old, who joined Bastia last January from Russian side Kuban Krasnodar, admits he is in constant pain and that he cannot see himself playing on beyond this season when his contract expires.

 "24 hours a day I am in pain. In the evening, when I’m watching TV, it is there the whole time," Cisse told L'Equipe.

"I will be in pain my whole life, unless I get a prothesis. 

"For one season, I can grin and bear it, but two or three… It is not playable. So this is my last season I think.”

Cisse started his career at Auxerre and had spells in the Premier League with Liverpool, Sunderland and Queens Park Rangers.

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