International forward reveals Arsenal, Chelsea and Spurs interest - but he dreams of Liverpool

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Senegal international Oumar Niasse has told Turkish press that Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham were all scouting him before his move to Lokomotiv Moscow.

Senegalese forward Oumar Niasse came through the ranks with US Ouakam before making a short term loan to Norwegian side Brann in 2012. Seemingly not on the radar of many teams, Niasse joined Akhisar Belediyespor in 2013 - and really made a name for himself in Turkey.

With 12 goals in 34 games, Niasse was prolific for a mostly unheard of team, which ultimately earned him his big move to Russia with Lokomotiv Moscow this summer. He has since made his debut for Lokomotiv, but returned to Turkey to speak to Lig TV about his move - and revealed that Lokomotiv weren't the only team tracking his progress.

"Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham and Dortmund scouted me last season, this really boosted my confidence," Niasse said. "I rose from Senegalese club football, to Akhisar and then to Lokomotiv Moscow, there are scouts at every game now."

The 24-year-old may have seen some of England's biggest clubs watching him in Turkey, but despite the admiring glances from Arsenal, Chelsea and Spurs, the Senegal international says he has his heart set on one particular Premier League side.

"Liverpool is a special place for me, I have always dreamed of playing for them, if I keep developing at this rate perhaps in the next few seasons I will be playing at Anfield," Niasse said.

If he succeeds in Russia, then Niasse could make his way onto Brendan Rodgers' radar, but whilst he has some way to go, he at least has his name out there after his exploits in Turkey. With blistering pace, Niasse could well continue to terrorise defences in Russia - which will no doubt catch the eye.

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