Gael Clichy has admitted that an offer from one of Ligue 1's big spenders Monaco and PSG would be hard to turn down.

Manchester City's flying left-back originally left France as a school boy in 2003 when Arsenal signed him from Cannes.

After enjoying a successful time at the Gunners, he moved to Manchester City in 2011 in a £7m deal.

After spending 10 years away from his native country, the 28-year-old admitted he would be tempted to move back should one of PSG or Monaco make a bid more his services.

He did, however, insist that he is enjoying life at the Etihad and is in no rush to leave.

"It is one of my regrets that I have not played in the French Ligue 1," Clichy said, speaking to French website Foot Sur-7.

"I did play in the lower divisions but people didn’t really know me at the time and I have not sampled all the French stadiums.

"Who knows, Ligue 1 is now really attractive with PSG and Monaco and if the opportunity arises, I would be happy to play in France because it is my country. But I feel good in England. I like the English and the football is so passionate."

Although stating his regret for not featuring in the top league on his home country, he did say that life in the Premier League is good and is happy to see out his playing days with Manchester City.

He added: "I believe that the Premier League is the most challenging in the world and if there was the chance that I could play here for the rest of my career, I would sign today because if you are playing in the Premier League, it means that you are facing the best players.

"I train hard every day to remain at this level and I have been fortunate to play for Arsenal and now for Manchester City. "

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