DEFENDER Stephane Zubar is today expected to sever ties with Cherries and complete a move to League Two outfit Bury.

Zubar is understood to be close to reaching agreement with Cherries over the remaining two years of his contract.

And providing the two parties can come to a compromise, Zubar will be given the green light to join the Shakers on a free transfer.

Zubar has not featured for Cherries under Eddie Howe, his last competitive appearance for the club coming in Paul Groves’s final game as manager at Crawley in October.

He has been training with the development squad during pre-season and lined up in friendlies against Wimborne and Bashley.

Zubar played six times for Bury during a loan spell last season, although his stay ended after he had suffered a serious knee injury in their 4-1 defeat by Notts County.

The Guadeloupe international joined Cherries as a free agent after leaving Plymouth in September 2011 and made 25 appearances during his first season at Dean Court.

He earned a new three-and-a-half year contract in February 2012 following a series of impressive displays but made just three appearances for the club last season.

Zubar hinted at his exit on social media site Twitter earlier today when he posted a message which read "Looking forward to it!! Will be with them later on".