Kone targets United move

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PSV Eindhoven striker Arouna Kone has a desire to play for Manchester United in the future.

The Ivory Coast attacker would like to follow the path trod by Jaap Stam, Ruud van Nistelrooy and Park Ji-sung despite agreeing a deal with the Eredivisie side until 2010.

After being on loan from Roda JC, the option has been taken up to make the move a permanent one - which will formally happen on April 1.

With ten goals in 16 games for PSV, the African attacker is looking well worth the ‚é¼9 million (£6.16 million) fee.

"It's my intention to play two more seasons at PSV and then make a move to Manchester United, my dream club," Kone told De Telegraaf.

"After three seasons, I hope to play another three years for Milan.

"Of course, I know that's very difficult.

"But impossible it isn't."

Choosing PSV as his destination seemed natural to a player who seems to have everything mapped out in his mind.

"For me, it was important that several players left the club for United," he added.

"Stam, van Nistelrooy, Park.

"The football, the shirt, the stadium.

"As a child, I was already loving Manchester United."