France international Mathieu Debuchy has admitted he would relish the chance to move to England.
The 26-year-old right-back has been strongly linked with a move to Newcastle United, who are in the market with Danny Simpson expected to leave St James' Park this summer.
Debuchy, who is contracted to Lille until 2015, is in the French squad for Euro 2012 but when asked about his future he confirmed he would like the chance to play in England.
"I would like to go abroad next season," he confirmed in a press conference.
"I like other leagues, but I really like the English style. However I don't know much more, I didn't talk with my club so far.
"I am just preparing Euros so far, and I let my agents manage all that. Anyway if I stay at Lille, I would be happy anyway."
Newcastle, who have also been strongly linked with Crystal Palace's right-back Nathaniel Clyne, are known to have been keeping tabs on Debuchy for much of the season through their famed French-scouting network.