Bassila hints at Strasbourg exit
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Everton target Christian Bassila has confirmed he is prepared to leave Strasbourg if the cash-strapped club decide to sell the midfielder.
Bassila has been linked with a New Year switch to Goodison Park, with Toffees manager David Moyes confirming he is interested in the 26-year-old.
Strasbourg are deep in debt and may have little option but to flog their most saleable assets during January's transfer window.
While Bassila concedes he would prefer to remain at Stade de la Meinau, the former West Ham man is willing to depart to aid Strasbourg's financial plight.
"I don't know what will happen during the winter break," he opined.
"I want to resume with Strasbourg but if the club has difficulties and have to part with some players, I am ready to make an effort."
Bassila's team-mate Danijel Ljuboja is the likeliest candidate to quit the club with Paris Saint Germain desperate to lure the striker to the capital.
Ljuboja admits talks are ongoing with PSG but no deal has been reached for him to swap Strasbourg for the French capital next month.
"I haven't signed anything yet," insisted Ljuboja. "For the moment, I am 100 percent with Strasbourg in my mind.
"We will see later.
"My agents and the club are in talks with Paris."