Europa League winning QPR midfielder delays signing permanent contract

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Queens Park Rangers midfielder Stephane Mbia has hinted a Premier League move may be preferable after delaying to sign a contract with Seville until after the World Cup. Liverpool have previously been linked.

The defensive midfielder's plan on exiting Queens Park Rangers has been well-documented for a while now but comments about his liking for the Premier League ask the question as to whether he could give it a second shot.

The Cameroon international is reportedly looking for the highest offer on the table and it seems his loan club Seville, the Europa League champions, could fall short of that too.

'[Seville] have made me a contract offer,' Mbia was quoted as saying by FranceFootball. 'Seville is a great club, and my family really like this city.'

However, when asked whether he would still be open to a move back to the Premier League, the 28-year-old added: 'It's true that I like the Premier League. That said, I will take my time before making a decision.

'I am focused on the World Cup, and I prefer to wait for it.'

The Cameroon international, on loan from QPR, has been linked with a move to Liverpool thanks to an impressive season in Spain and made little doubt Liverpool could be his dream destination.

'Playing in the Champions League, that's my goal,' said Mbia at the start of May.

'Liverpool? For me, it is pride. Liverpool are a great team that will play the Champions League. Everton is also a great team, but I can not say what will happen in the future.'

The 28-year-old could still represent a gamble for Brendan Rodgers' Liverpool, especially after his first season in England ended in relegation; however, in recent form, he could just as easily prove to be a fantastic coup for the club.

Harry Redknapp will no doubt sit down with him after the World Cup, and may yet try to pitch to the player the benefits of giving it a second shot at Loftus Road.

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