Sevilla striker Alvaro Negredo, a reported target for Tottenham, has been speaking to Chelsea stars Fernando Torres and Juan Mata about a potential transfer to the Premier League.

Tottenham were reported to be in discussions to sign Negredo after Sevilla president Jose Maria del Nido flew to London to thrash out a deal for the Spain international.

Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas is in need of goalscoring reinforcements with Emmanuel Adebayor's trip to the Africa Cup of Nations leaving Jermain Defoe as the solitary senior striker at White Hart Lane.

But, according to the Daily Star, Arsenal are also keen on Negredo - while Chelsea have been linked too - and the 27-year-old has now outlined his ambition to play in England.

Negredo believes his attributes would allow him to thrive in the Premier League and says he has been speaking to compatriots Mata and Torres about life in London.

The Chelsea duo have informed Negredo of how quickly they have been able to adapt to life in England, and the Sevilla star is now pining for a transfer of his own.

"The Premier League is a great competition, I really like it and I think my style of football would be well suited to it," Negredo said, as reported by the Daily Star.

"There comes a time when a cycle comes to an end and I don’t know whether my time will be sooner or later. I haven’t thought about it a lot but I wouldn’t mind playing abroad.

"I’ve spoken to the guys playing in England, mainly when we were together at Euro 2012.

"I spoke to Mata and Torres and they say it is easier to go out and about in England as there is not as much scrutiny as in Spain. I like that."

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