Dindane wants English return amidst Premier League interest

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Aruna Dindane is dreaming of a return to England, with his current contract set to expire at the end of the season.

Currently plying his trade in Qatar, the former Portsmouth forward wants to return to the Premier League with Swansea, West Brom and Southampton all rumoured to be interested in the Ivory Coast international.

Dindane is desperate to test himself in England once more having spent the entirety of the 2009/10 season on loan at crisis-club Portsmouth, although he failed to earn himself a permanent switch to the south coast. He played 19 games for Pompey, scoring ten goals in the process.

Dindane was one appearance shy of triggering a clause in his contract that would have automatically turned his temporary switch into a permanent one, with Lens and Portsmouth having previously agreed a fee of £4million.

Cash-strapped Porsmouth couldn't afford to pay out such a hefty amount, and so the Ivorian star was sent back to France.

In 2010, Dindane came very close to securing a switch to Blackburn Rovers. Having passed his medical, if was seemingly a matter of when, not if he joined Rovers, but the move fell through after the two clubs failed to agree terms.

Despite signalling his intention to remain in England, Dindane signed a contract with Qatari club Lekhwiya later that year. Dindane also spent time with Al-Gharafa, before signing a one-year contract with Al-Sailiya.

The much travelled forward now wants to settle and find solace in England. Speaking to Sky Sports, Dindane said: "I have contacts to return to the French Ligue 1, but I want to play in the Premier League again.

"I liked it at Portsmouth. It was a difficult time for the club when I was there, but I managed to score ten goals despite missing a lot of games. Now I want to play there again."

A number of clubs are said to be monitoring Dindane's situation, and the 32-year-old striker is hoping to have his future resolved as soon as possible.

"There are some contacts with clubs. My agent is working on it," said Dindane.

"I have options in Europe. There are clubs in France, Portugal and Turkey, but I want to play in England."

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