Liverpool midfield target Moussa Sissoko admits he's flattered by interest linking him with a move to England.
The French international earned rave reviews for his performances with Toulouse last term, helping the club to an eighth place finish in Ligue 1 and impressing in the UEFA Cup.
After gaining a taste for Europe, Sissoko is eager to continue plying his trade at the top levels in European competition, and has aspirations to play in the Champions League soon.
“Like any ambitious player, I dream of competing in big competitions. With Toulouse, I had the chance to experience the Uefa Cup,” he told L’Equipe.
“I think it would be good for me to play in Europe. I want to grow and if an opportunity arises, I would really like to take it. If I have to stay, it will not be punishment. TFC are a good club. Here there are also ways to flourish. Whatever happens, I will commit myself fully.”
Player agent Bacary Sanogo confirmed a fortnight ago that both Liverpool and Newcastle United were in negotiations with Sissoko over a summer switch, and now Manchester City have joined the chase for the player.
Questioned on the interest of the clubs, the Frenchman was coy in his response, but admitted the links were flattering to English clubs.
“Already to have my name associated with these clubs is very flattering, but for now, there is nothing concrete," he said.
“I think my profile would correspond more to the English style of play. But that does not depend on me. I am under contract.”
Liverpool continue to be linked with players in the central midfielder position, despite the club already adding two players in the position during the transfer window.
Jordan Henderson joined the Merseysiders for a reported £20 million in June, whilst Charlie Adam is the latest recruit at Liverpool after moving for a reported £7 million.
A plethora of players are being linked with the Reds, with a winger, left back and striker also thought to be on the Liverpool radar as Dalglish looks to strengthen in a variety of positions.
With the club being backed financially by owners FSG, the Scot and Liverpool director of football Damien Comolli are working together to bring players to the club and their is set to be plenty more activity at Anfield before the summer is over.