PSG forward Diane keen on Newcastle switch

May 14, 2008

Paris St Germain forward Amara Diane admits he would jump at the chance to join Newcastle United if the two clubs were to reach an agreement on his transfer.

Magpies boss Kevin Keegan was a spectator at the Parc des Princes last Saturday as PSG drew 1-1 with St Etienne in Ligue 1.

Diane, who started that match, claims the two clubs have held talks over his future.

'I know that there is contact between the two clubs,' said the Ivory Coast international.

'If they come to an agreement, I would go to Newcastle.'

Diane is a big fan of Keegan, who returned to St James' Park in January for a second spell as manager.

'Keegan is a coach that makes you dream,' said Diane, who joined PSG from Strasbourg in the summer of 2006.

'His team play attacking football, and playing in England would be a great opportunity for me.

'To play with Michael Owen would be great and there is also Obafemi Martins, who is a quality striker.

'The Premier League is very attractive and several of my Ivorian friends play there, so I would be in good company.'

Chelsea pair Didier Drogba and Salomon Kalou and Emmanuel Eboue and Kolo Toure of Arsenal are among the Ivory Coast internationals who already play in the Premier League.