Liverpool transfers: Mohamed Diame wants to join top-six club

Liverpool transfers: West Ham midfielder Mohamed Diame wants to join a top-six Premier League club in summer window

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Mohamed Diame has underlined his desire to join a top-six Premier League club amid reported interest from Arsenal and Liverpool.

The Senegal international has been one of the standout performers at West Ham United since sealing a move to the east London side in 2012.

However, Diame is craving a move to a club competing in European competition next season after two seasons at Upton Park.

Unfortunately, Dalglish was fired and all negotiations stopped. I told myself that God wanted it that way and that is not a reason for me to stop work. It will happen one day

Mohamed Diame

“I don’t want to stop here,” Diame told French website Hat-trick.

“I still want more: Joining a club from the top six would be a dream come true.”

Diame, who scored four goals and made two assists last season, lifted the lid on his potential move to Liverpool in 2012, with the 26-year-old missing out on his dream move after Kenny Dalglish was sacked and replaced by Brendan Rodgers.

“In my head I was already in Liverpool,” Diame added.

“It was next, I told everyone that I was there. It was as if one of my greatest wishes – to wear the Liverpool shirt – had been accomplished.

“One day my agent and I went to the training centre to see Kenny Dalglish, who was the coach.

“I found myself amongst photos of (Steven) Gerrard and co, all these great players. I was proud of myself.

“I arrived in the office and Dalglish said: “I can’t guarantee you’ll play every match but we have a lot of games to play.”‘

“He talked to me about the European Cup, my benefits and the pre-season trip to America. He sold me the dream!

“Unfortunately, Dalglish was fired and all negotiations stopped. I told myself that God wanted it that way and that is not a reason for me to stop work. It will happen one day.”

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