Arsenal midfielder Amaury Bischoff has stated today that he feel his days as a Gunner are numbered, after he revealed that Portuguese giants Porto and Sporting are tracking his progress with a view to submit a bid for him.
The French-born player, who has opted to represent the land of his Portuguese mother at senior international levels after playing for France in the junior ranks, chose not to play for the Londoners in the FA Cup quarter-final against Hull City last night, opting to train with the Portuguese national side instead.
"Arsene Wenger (pictured) wanted to play me on Tuesday night against Hull City. But I absolutely wanted to train with the national team. It is important to me," he explained to Aujourd'hui Sport.
"The training period went very smoothly and [national team coach]Carlos Queiroz is very nice. He suggested I will play with the B national team on April 1 against Romania, or may be with the first team."
Cheered by an improvement in his international prospects, the 21-year-old concluded by asserting that he had no plans to remain in England beyond the expiration of his current deal, and hinted at where he'd like to end up at next, stating, "I will reach the end of my contract with Arsenal, which remains my priority. However, I am free to do what I want.
"I know FC Porto and Sporting are following me. I have a preference for Sporting. It is a very prestigious club that plays a beautiful football."
Zack Wilson, Goal.com