Kader Mangane has admitted that a summer switch to England would represent 'a dream move' for him.
The Senegal international is currently on the books of French outfit Rennes, who he joined from Lens in 2008.
Having proven himself in Ligue 1 over the last four years, the 28-year-old is now being tipped to make the step up into the Premier League.
Having recently been granted French citizenship, the African ace is a much more appealing proposition to European clubs.
Newcastle are reported to be among those chasing his signature and Mangane has revealed that he would be willing to consider such a move.
"I am delighted to receive my citizenship because that can help my future," he said.
"I am 28 years old and am reaching my peak as a football player.
"Rennes have helped me to become a decent player in Ligue 1 and I want to repay them.
"Moving to the Premier League would be fantastic for me but nothing is done and I do not have any contacts from anyone in England.
"It would be a dream move but I love Rennes."