Montpellier midfielder and Arsenal target Morgan Sanson has declared an ambition to move to England.
The Premier League giants have been linked with the 20-year-old Frenchman, who is believed to be carrying a £7m price tag in Ligue 1.
And they have been boosted by the news that he would like a move to the Premier League.
He told BeinSports: “From a young age, England has always fascinated me. I want to go there, but we’ll see in the future.
“Before then, another step in France? I do not know, it depends on my progress, if I can take a step forward I will.
“The longer I stay in Montpellier, the less I’m likely to move to a similar club.”