Basel boosted by Yakin return

Swiss international forward Hakin Yakin has signed a contract with his former club FC Basel until June 2005.

Hakin Yakin has signed a contract with his former club FC Basel until June 2005.

Transfer cancelled
The Swiss international forward left the club earlier this summer to join Paris Saint-Germain FC, but the French side then cancelled his contract after Yakin underwent groin surgery against the club's wishes.

Eligibility unclear
Although Yakin did not play a single competitive game for PSG, it is uncertain whether he will be eligible for Basel's UEFA Cup first-round tie against Turkish Super League side Malatyaspor.

September return
Yakin, who is almost certain to miss Switzerland's crucial UEFA EURO 2004™ qualifier against Russia in Moscow on 10 September, is likely to return from his groin injury in mid-September. 

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