Agent claims Aymen Abdennour wants England transfer, but won't join West Ham

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Aymen Abdennour wants a move to England, according to his agent.

Aymen Abdennour's agent has told Calcio Mercato that his client wants a move to England this summer, but a move to West Ham is not on the cards.

Abdennour, 25, is one of the top defenders in France, and whilst he made his name with Toulouse, he's now starring for Monaco, and he played a key role in their impressive Champions League run last season.

The Tunisian could be set for a move away this summer though, with interest building in his services - just a year after Monaco lost James Rodriguez to Real Madrid.

Abdennour's agent Abdelkader Jilani has now told Italian website Calcio Mercato that his client wants a move to the Premier League - but a possible move to West Ham is out of the question.

"We’ve never been contacted by Milan, or any Italian club," said Jilani. "Abdennour wants to play in the Premier League or La Liga, not in Italy. The path leading to West Ham is closed. Would he consider Milan? No, because he doesn’t want to go to Italy. I repeat, England or Spain is his future."

Champions League vital?

Abdennour was superb in last season's Champions League, and it's likely that he would want to return to Europe's top club competition next term.

Moves to Chelsea or Manchester City are unlikely, but Manchester United or Arsenal are logical possible destinations given their need for defenders and the fact that they are in the Champions League.

The Mirror recently reported that Newcastle and West Ham are pursuing Abdennour, but his agent's revelation suggest that neither club will manage to sign him this summer, with seemingly higher aspirations.

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