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Lille star Sow reveals English dream

November 30, 2011
By ESPN staff

Lille striker Moussa Sow has admitted he dreams of playing the Premier League and would love to join a "big club" like Arsenal.

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GettyImagesMoussa Sow helped Lille to win the title last season.

Sow, who has scored eight goals already this season including three in the Champions League, is out of contract in 18 months' time and the 25-year-old has become increasingly frustrated with the French champions' slow negotiations over a new deal.

The Senegal star, who has been valued at around £10 million, admits he is increasingly hopeful of receiving an offer to play in the Premier League next summer.

"I have a contract signed until June 2013 and Lille want me to sign another contract but the negotiations have stopped," Sow told French radio station RMC Sports. "I don't accept the conditions or the silence from the club. That's not me putting on pressure, just the truth.

"I'm only thinking about football and it's not possible to leave in January. But my dream is to play in the Premier League, because you progress as a player with the atmosphere, goals and game.

"I watch the games with envy on TV. I desire to play there one day. Arsenal are a big club. But we will see."