Reported Premier League target Eden Hazard says he is ready to leave Lille at the end of the season in favour of a move abroad.
The highly-regarded midfielder was linked with English heavyweights Arsenal, Liverpool and both Manchester clubs over the summer, as well as Serie A giants Inter Milan, but remained in France.
However the 20-year-old Belgian, who is contracted at Lille until 2015, has revealed this season will be his last in Ligue 1.
"I feel ready to make it to the next level in a great club," Hazard told L'Equipe.
"I stayed in Lille this season because there were still things I had to work on, things to prove. But now, I'm ready."
Hazard has also been linked with a move to Lille's big-spending Ligue 1 rivals Paris St Germain, with reports in France suggesting the league leaders could make a €50million offer in January.
But the midfielder has ruled out a move to the capital club, adding: "Paris is not for now.
"After France, I want to go abroad."
Belgium international Hazard, a youth product at Lille, has scored four goals and set up as many in 12 Ligue 1 games this season.