Transfer news

Etienne Capoue claims PSG contact

April 16, 2013
By Andrew Scott, France Correspondent

Toulouse and France midfielder Etienne Capoue has told beIN Sport that he hopes to seal a transfer to Paris Saint-Germain this summer.

Etienne Capoue scored France's first goal in a 3-1 win over Belarus
GettyImagesCapoue has been strongly linked with a move away from Toulouse

Capoue, 24, has reportedly been closely monitored by leading English clubs including Arsenal and Everton in recent times, but he admitted that a move to the French capital would be "a dream" and claimed that there has been contact between PSG and his agent Mino Raiola.

"There was contact this winter with PSG and there still is today," the five-time capped midfielder told beIN Sport on Monday night. "I hope there will be plenty more contact between us. We are undoubtedly very close (to agreeing a deal)."

Leaving the door open for a transfer abroad if an eventual switch to the Parc des Princes does not happen, Capoue added: "I have no problem staying in France, but there are fewer competitive clubs than there are elsewhere in Europe.

"I am a big PSG fan so to play for them would be a dream. I want to play in the Champions League, and whatever happens it will be a personal choice. For me, a top club is one that is playing in the Champions League."

All-action midfielder Capoue has scored seven goals in 29 league games for Toulouse this season after making his international debut for France in Didier Deschamps' first game in charge of Les Bleus against Uruguay last August.