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Chelsea & Arsenal striker target opens Premier League transfer door

Negredo opens door to Premier League move. (©GettyImages)
Negredo opens door to Premier League move. (©GettyImages).

Chelsea and Arsenal transfer target Alvaro Negredo has opened the door to a potential Premier League move.

The Spanish international has been linked with both the Blues and Gunners, whilst Tottenham Hotspur and Everton have also shown an interest in the Spanish international, according to Sky Sports.

The same website claims Sevilla could look to offload the 27-year-old, with the financially stricken La Liga outfit looking to lower their wage budget.

Negredo rejected the chance to leave the club in the summer, but admits that he hopes to switch to the English top flight when the time is right.

"I have always said it, I have never hidden it. It is a league that I like," he told Estadio Deportivo.

"I do not know if it will be soon, or maybe further down the road, or tomorrow, but I will play there.

"The president (Jose Maria del Nido) received some offers, but he did not accept them. Nobody said anything directly to me, and it was not the right moment to leave.

"I do not know what will happen in the future. It depends on what the club wants and what it needs."

Negredo is contracted to Sevilla until 2016, but would certainly ad some much needed firepower to any of the interested parties.

Arsenal are particularly light up-front, with Olivier Giroud the only out-an-out central striker available to Arsene Wenger at the Emirates Stadium.

Chelsea, meanwhile, have Fernando Torres and Demba Ba at their disposal, although interim manager Rafa Benitez has been linked with a number of high-profile additions at Stamford Bridge.

Spurs are also light in attack, with Jermain Defoe and Emmanuel Adebayor the only options for Andre Villas-Boas at White Hart Lane this season. 

And, with injury and a lack of form affecting the front two, Tottenham Hotspur could look to the transfer market in the summer.

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