Nigerian star Rabiu Afolabi admits he would relish the chance of moving to England after Aston Villa reportedly failed to sign him in January.
French sources claim that Villa made a bid to take the 28-year-old towards the end of the transfer window.
But it is reported that Villa baulked at the £1million asking price, given that Afolabi is out-of-contract at the end of the season.
Villa are now set to keep close tabs on the former Standard Liege stopper, who has also attracted interest from Stoke City.
Afolabi admits he is pleased to be linked with a switch to England, and that he admires both Villa and Stoke.
"I have always wanted to play for a Premier League club, to be linked with Villa is very good, but nothing is done yet," he told skysports.com.
"Stoke City? They are a good team, however they need to be in the Premier League, so let's wait until the summer.
"I can't say anything yet, let's wait and see."