Paris Saint-Germain defender Marquinhos has revealed it would be a dream come true for him to play in the Premier League.
The centre-back has found first-team action hard to come by at Parc des Princes in recent times, with manager Laurent Blanc preferring Brazilian duo Thiago Silva and David Luiz ahead of him.
Chelsea are known admirers of the youngster and pursued his signature last summer after failing to land John Stones from Everton, though nothing materialised.
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The Blues face Marquinhos' PSG in the Champions League at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday, with the Parisiens favourites to secure their place in the quarter-finals following their 2-1 first leg victory.
However, the 21-year-old Brazil international is a big fan of the English top-flight and the competition it offers.
He told Squawka, as per The Sun: "The Premier League is the number one best league in the world. It’s very competitive football. There are not weak teams at all.
"I just like the league itself but I haven’t got an English side that I follow closely."
Despite his affection towards the Premier League, Marquinhos couldn't guarantee at what point in his career he would make the move.
"It’d be fantastic to have this opportunity [to play in England] one day, but now I’m focused on PSG."
OUT OF POSITION
Blanc has often fielded Marquinhos at right full-back this term and it's expected he will do the same against Guus Hiddink's Chelsea this week.
And whilst he's largely out of favour in Paris, the Brazil international is one of world football's most highly-rated centre-backs and would likely command a huge transfer fee were he to ever leave.