St Etienne midfielder Blaise Matuidi has declared that he wishes to leave the Ligue 1 club.
Matuidi's impressive performances in France last season have led to reports that a number of sides are eyeing summer bids.
Premier League team Arsenal have been credited with an interest while Bordeaux and Marseille are said to be admirers.
The 22-year-old is ready for the next chapter in his career and is hopeful St Etienne will allow him to find a new club for the 2009/10 season.
"My wish, if I have the chance, is to leave," he told L'Equipe.
"If I have an opportunity, I will ask to leave. I have already said this in-house and the leaders understand my choice, but they also expressed their desire to keep me, which I find understandable.
"My wish is to leave because I think it's time. Or, if it's necessary and I stay, I would also be happy."