Former Chelsea and Arsenal target Moussa Sissoko admits it would be 'a dream come true' to play in the Premier League, with reports now linking the Toulouse midfielder with a January move to Newcastle United, reports Sky Sports.
The 23-year-old France international has earned rave reviews in Ligue 1, and attracted attention from a host of different clubs - both in this country, and abroad - over the past 12 months.
Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has been credited with an interest in Sissoko, as has Roberto Di Matteo at Stamford Bridge, but neither Arsenal or Chelsea have put a concrete offer on the table for his services.
That's paved way for Magpies boss Alan Pardew, who wants to add the talented Toulouse star to his ranks at St James' Park, when the transfer window reopens in the New Year.
However, Sissoko knows only too well that speculation is one thing, and an actual transfer is something else entirely, and for that reason, he is reluctant to discuss a potential switch.
But, in a recent interview, he did admit how he'd welcome the opportunity to test himself in England's top-flight: "To play in the Premier League would be a dream come true. It is a fantastic league and I enjoy watching it.
"Newcastle are a fantastic team and would be attractive to any player. I am no different."