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French wonderkid opens door for Liverpool, Arsenal or Chelsea move

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Le Havre midfielder Gueida Fofana has admitted he would love a move to the Premier League, especially if it meant linking up with international team mates.

A number of top clubs in England have recently been linked with a move for Fofana and the 19-year-old has said he would love to play for Chelsea or Arsenal.

And the wonderkid feels now is the time to move on and test himself in one of the big European leagues, having played for Le Havre for nine years.

Fofana told Goal.com: “Yes, there are big European teams interested in me. Honestly, this is very pleasing. But I will ask to leave Le Havre.

“I need a good sports project behind the club to allow me to progress, with a framework that helps me improve.”

Fofana has played with Gael Kakuta, Gilles Sunu and Chris Mavinga in the France under-19 team, which he captains, and feels it would be nice to link up with them again.

When asked about the possibility of a reunion with Kakuta at Chelsea, he said: “Yes of course it would make me happy, as well as [playing] with Gilles at Arsenal or Chris in Liverpool.

“To go to a club where there is already one of my [international] team-mates, it would be nice, for sure,” he added.

Despite being a first teamer at his current club, having played 30 games last season, he is also not fazed about the possibility of being a bench-warmer at a bigger club.

“Sure, it is not easy. I must weigh up the pros and cons. But that does not scare me. There is a risk, but I'd say that’s football. Overnight, you can be pushed or forgotten,” he said.

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