Marseille goalkeeper Steve Mandanda has added fuel to speculations linking him with a summer switch to English Premier League.
The France international is widely regarded as one of Europe’s top shot-stoppers and has seen his name linked with a number of top European clubs.
Despite insisting he was happy at Stade Velodrome, the 28-year-old has admitted an offer from England would be difficult to refuse.
“I’ve always said that I really like the Premier League,” Mandanda confessed to Radio Monte Carlo on Tuesday.
“I like the atmosphere in the stadiums there, with another lifestyle, another language.”
Mandanda has been recently linked with a switch to Monaco, but it appears he is not interested in leaving Marseille for another French club.
Arsene Wenger could also make a move on the highly rated footballer as he begins his search for a new number one.
Dortmund ponder Son swoop
German newspaper Bild has suggested that Borussia Dortmund have joined the chase for Hamburg forward Heung-Min Son.
With several star players expected to leave at the end of the current campaign, the squad at Signal-Iduna Park is likely to be the subject of a major overhaul in the summer.
Reinforcing the attack appears to be the priority at the moment, and Bild reports that the Millionaires are weighing up a move for Hamburg starlet Heung-Min Son.
HSV sporting director Frank Arnesen confirmed that the Korean would be sold unless he extended his current deal and Borussia are ready to pounce.
The only problem is that North London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham are also keen on the 20-year-old forward.
Son has seen his stock rise a great deal this season after scoring 11 goals in 31 Bundesliga appearances for the Imtech Arena outfit.
Jones nears Schalke exit
Schalke midfielder Jermaine Jones has admitted that he is likely to leave the Miners at the end of the current campaign.
The United States international has just over a year left on his deal at Veltins Arena and it looks as though he won’t be signing a contract extension.
While Jones doesn’t want to leave his current employers for another German side, he is open to a move abroad.
“I am wondering what Schalke would do if an interesting offer arrives from Europe,” Jones said to Bild.
With the player earning around €4 million per season, there is every chance the Miners will be looking to cash in on him in the summer.
The 31-year-old is one of the longest serving players in the Schalke squad, having spent last six years in Gelsenkirchen, scoring 6 goals in 113 Bundesliga appearances.
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