Arsenal transfers: Serge Aurier desperate for Premier League move

Serge Aurier says it would be a "dream" to play in the Premier League but denies having agreed to join Arsenal

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Serge Aurier admits that it would be a “dream” to play in the Premier League but denies having agreed a deal with Arsenal.

The Ivory Coast right-back had been heavily linked with a switch to the north London club following Bacary Sagna’s departure to Manchester City earlier this summer.

However, Arsenal’s apparent interest in Mathieu Debuchy has quelled the speculation linking Aurier with the Gunners in recent days.

The Premier League is the league I enjoy the most

Serge Aurier

“I’ve been told that I had already signed with Arsenal. That is not true,” Aurier told Foot Mercato.

“All I can say is that the Premier League is the league I enjoy the most. Things are clear. I’ve always given my preference to England. But I’ve not given any sort of agreement to anyone. So I’m free to discuss with any club.”

The 21-year-old is keeping his options open and says a switch to PSG or Monaco could also be on the cards should he leave Toulouse.

“To play in England is a dream, but sometimes, dreams do not come true,” he continued.

“So if PSG or Monaco are interested, I can’t neglect them. They should see my people and we’ll see from there. If ever a transfer occurs, I want a club that can guarantee me playing time”.

“I’ve heard of the interest of PSG. It’s a great club, one the best in Europe today. It’s one of the top eight clubs today and it’s interesting to see that a club who can buy anybody is interested in me. And I’m Parisian, this undoubtedly matters.

“But I leave this issue to be handled by the competent people that I have with me.”

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