Toulouse midfielder Moussa Sissoko has revealed his desire to play in the Premier League after talks over a move to Italian club Roma broke down over the summer.
The 23-year-old has been on the radar of top-flight English clubs for several years, after he reportedly turned down a move across the Channel to sign professional terms with his boyhood club Toulouse.
Talking to Bein Sport, he said: “As a player I want to grow, but I have not forgotten that I have a contract. I have to give myself fully to this club [Toulouse]. I have one year left on my contract, I will try to give the maximum and next year we'll see.
“I matured, I grew up and learned a lot with Toulouse. It's been six years that I am with Téfécé."
The French international has been capped for his national side on three occassions, having been part of the national setup since under-16 level.
Sissoko has made a staggering 168 appearances for the Ligue 1 side since his debut in 2007 and has also scored on 19 occassions, but revealed his ambition was to play for a top club in England.
“The English league attracts me first," revealed Sissoko.
"My profile might interest some clubs. But if I leave Téfécé it will be for a higher club like Man United, Arsenal, City or even Newcastle and Tottenham. But I know I still have to work for it.
“There have been discussions with Roma this summer, but no concrete offer.”