Acheampong hints at interest from Premier League clubs

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The Black Stars midfielder is hoping to seal a move to England in the summer amid reports of interest from several clubs

Ghana and Anderlecht midfielder Frank Acheampong claims he is aware a number of Premier League clubs are interested in his services but that it is too early to reveal their names.

The 23-year-old was on the brink of joining Hull City in the previous transfer window but the deal fell through after Anderlecht rejected the Tigers’ offer.

"It's everybody's dream to play in the English Premier League," Acheampong told BBC.

"We are just working on it and let's pray that I get what I want. It's my dream, it's my first priority.

"When the [Hull City] move was blocked, I tried to contact the big men at the club, but it was in vain, so I just accepted it and worked to make Anderlecht champions.

"A few clubs in England have been in touch but I cannot say anything right now," he added.

The former Berekum Chelsea star also commented on the appointment of Kwesi Appiah as Ghana’s new coach and football association’s objective of winning the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

"It's a very good step because Kwesi has been in that situation before and knows what he can do.

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"I hope and pray that we [the players] and everyone else are going to support him.

"It's a realistic [target that was given to him] because we have the players to be champions of Africa. To win the Africa Cup of Nations is what Ghanaians desire most, so I think that is very important, even more important than the World Cup."

Acheampong made 29 appearances and scored three goals for Anderlecht last season as they won the Belgian First Division A title.

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