Sissoko: The Premier League is my number one choice

The coveted Toulouse midfielder has confirmed his interest in moving to a top side in England after discussions broke down with Italian side Roma during the summer
Toulouse midfielder Moussa Sissoko has revealed his desire to play in the Premier League after talks over a move to Italian club to Roma broke down over the summer.

The 21-year-old has been on the radar of top-flight English clubs for several years, after he turned down moves to both Liverpool and Bolton 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 linked with a move to Tottenham over the past 18 months, but Toulouse's £18 million price tag is thought to have put Damien Comolli off, though Liverpool and Manchester United are also reportedly keen.

“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.”