Cannes close in on Koller

Former Czech international striker Jan Koller, out of contract with Russian first division side Samara, has revealed that he is in talks with French third division side Cannes.

"I'm negotiating a transfer to Cannes. Things should become clearer in the first week of December," Koller told Czech website The record goal scorer for the Czech Republic, with 55 goals in 91 matches, Koller played for French first division side Monaco between 2006 and 2008 and lives in the Principality along the coast from Cannes.

"Cannes interests me and I would still like to be useful," said the 2.02m striker. "At 36 years, I no longer have big ambitions, I want to play football for fun." Koller played his last match for the Czech Republic on 5 September in a 2-2 draw against Slovakia in Bratislava, as they failed to make the 2010 FIFA World Cup finals.

He started his career at Sparta Prague, also playing for Belgian sides Lokeren and Anderlecht and German clubs Borussia Dortmund and Nuremberg. Cannes are 13th in the 20-team French third division.