Marseille midfielder Stephane Mbia has admitted he hopes to be playing for either Manchester United or Chelsea in the next five years.

Sky Sports reports how the 25-year-old Cameroon international was speaking to French TV when outlining his aspirations for a move to the Premier League.

Having seen former teammate Hatem Ben Arfa make the successful transition from Ligue 1 to England's top-flight, Mbia is determined to earn himself a transfer to one of the country's big guns.

After a season of struggle with Marseille, who, despite reaching the Champions League quarter-finals, have underperformed domestically in the league this year, and currently lie in a lowly 10th place, the African ace appears to be considering his future.

"I can see myself playing at Chelsea or Manchester United in the near future, in the next five years to be honest," he said.

"This season has been very poor. When I go home I can't sleep because I feel very bad about our position. We've lost players such as Hatem Ben Arfa and Mamadou Niang.

"Look at what Ben Arfa is doing at Newcastle."

Chelsea will be on the lookout for new players this summer, as Roman Abramovich plans to freshen up an ageing Stamford Bridge squad.

Meanwhile, Red Devils boss Sir Alex Ferguson is also looking to strengthen his midfield department at Old Trafford, though there has been no suggestion he is looking at the Marseille midfielder.

Topics:
#Chelsea
#Premier League
#Manchester United
Flag article