Valenciennes to allow Remi Gomis exit but president thinks England move is unlikely

Remi Gomis: Valenciennes president Jean Raymon Legrand says he does not expect English offers for the midfielder

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Valenciennes president Jean Raymon Legrand says Remi Gomis is free to leave the Ligue 1 side, although he does not expect English clubs to be in for the midfielder despite his desire to play in the Premier League.

The Senegalese international is out of contract with the Ligue 1 club this summer and he has been linked with moves to Southampton, Fulham and West Ham in previous transfer windows.

Legrand is still hopeful that Gomis may have a future at Valenciennes, but he says that he will not stand in the player's way if he wishes to leave.

"He is a free agent so he is free to go," he told French radio station RMC.

"He wants to go to England but I am not convinced he will have an offer from England, that will make him think about Valenciennes - we still want him here."

Gomis made no mistake about where he hopes his future lies although he says that he has a few offers already on the table.

"My desire is to play in England. I am 29 with a lot of experience and I love English football," he said to Sky Sports.

"I am a free agent and I'm not in a hurry to make a decision. Valenciennes still want me and other clubs in Germany and Russia."

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