Nantes strike Bagayoko deal
By Patrick Haond
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
With Vahirua joining Nice in a é¼500,000 transfer, Nantes have used the money to fund a é¼1.3 million bid for Bagayoko.
The Mali international has agreed a four-year contract with Nantes and only needs to pass a medical to complete his switch to Les Canaris.
He is expected to be unveiled on Friday and will boost Nantes' firepower for next season.
But Les Canaris have also not given up hope of landing Romania international Ionel Danciulescu as they seek to iron out a logistical issue with his club Rapid Bucharest.
Nantes are also reportedly lining up a bid for Monaco midfielder Pontus Farnerud as a possible replacement for Mathieu Berson, should they finally relent to Aston Villa's pursuit of the former France Under-21 international.