Sochaux ace Sebastien Corchia admits he would prefer a move to Italy after being linked with clubs in Serie A and the Premier League.
AC Milan and West Ham United are both said to be keeping close tabs on the highly-rated 22-year-old.
However, Corchia has revealed that because of Italian heritage in his family, he would prefer a move to Serie A.
"My preferences, I would like to go to a major league like the Premier League, Bundesliga, La Liga or Serie A," he told Tuttomercatoweb.
"For now my goal is to grow with Sochaux, but it is clear that I have a preference for Italy because I have Italian origins and I already speak the language well. Being followed by AC Milan is a real honour, it would be a dream to play in a club like that. AC Milan is a legendary team, where my idol Paolo Maldini also played."
Sochaux sporting director Bernard Maraval also spoke to the Italian media and admitted he was not shocked by possible interest in the youngster.
"AC Milan and West Ham interested in him? Sebastien Corchia is a good player, and there would be nothing strange if such important clubs like him," Maraval told Calciomercato.com.
"I know that some outfits are following him but we have not had direct contacts at the moment.
"If someone were to come up with an interesting offer we would definitely consider it, but not for the January transfer window, unless it was a stratospheric offer. Something could happen in the next summer, because we would have the time to replace him."