Bastia tie up Delaye deal
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Bastia have completed the signing of Philippe Delaye as they inch nearer to deals for Sebastien Schemmel and Victorino Hilton.
The Corsican side have secured Delaye on a six-month contract after the midfielder negotiated his release from Rennes.
Delaye quit Rennes due to his desire for regular first-team football and he is hoping to achieve that aim with Bastia.
Portsmouth full back Schemmel (pictured) is also expected to finalise his switch to Bastia on Saturday after reaching an agreement with the Premiership side.
Schemmel is due to leave Fratton Park as he wants to return to France to help to care for his ill mother-in-law.
Bastia are also keen to tie up a swoop for Brazilian defender Hilton who plays for Swiss side Servette.