Aurier confirms English interest

Blackburn and City linked with Lens full-back

Aurier: English contact

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Lens full-back Serge Aurier has revealed he is in talks about a move to England.

Blackburn were linked with the highly-rated right-back, but Manchester City are also believed to be interested in landing the 18-year-old.

Aurier is contracted to Lens until 2015, but following their relegation from Ligue 1 he now looks set to move on.

The player is valued at around €4million and both Rovers and City look ready to pay that for Aurier, who is of Ivory Coast decent.

"It is true, contacts exist," he told La Voix du Nord when asked about a move to England.

"The English league is a place where I would improve in the future.

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"It's the league that best suits my qualities. Now, nothing says it will be next season and I am preparing to play in Ligue 2 with Lens.

"But we must see what is best for me. I'm meeting the president and if he is satisfied, from an economic perspective, I would go.

"I will not be forcing my exit, if I have to stay at Lens, it will also be very good for my progress.

"The main thing is that I know where I will be playing next season, and whether to stay or to go. I want to be fixed up before the resumption of training on June 22."