Sunderland and Norwich linked striker Sebastian Haller talks about his future, mentions Champions League

The Frenchman doesn't sound like he is set to head to the Premier League.

It has recently been reported that plenty of teams in England would like to snap up Sebastian Haller this month.

The French under-21 international has been in fantastic form for Dutch side FC Utrecht this season. Haller has scored 11 goals in 16 games for the club this season after making a loan spell from Auxerre permanent in the summer.

It was reported by The Chronicle that Sunderland were keen on the player midway through last month.

The Express soon reported that Norwich City were also keen on the player in their bid to stay in the Premier League.

Haller has been speaking to French publication So Foot over the festive period, and discussed possibly leaving the club - suggesting he has slightly loftier ambitions than a relegation scrap with Sunderland or Norwich:

"This is necessarily a goal. When you're a competitor, you aspire to achieve the highest possible level. Playing in a larger team and compete in the Champions League, it's one of my main goals. After up to me to give me the means and do what it takes to hope one day to get there.

"This is something to be earned. This is by scoring goals, being successful and important for his team obtained its place among the elite."

Sunderland are in need of a potent finisher if they are to remain in the top flight whilst the goals have not flowed for Dieumerci Mbokani at Norwich since his arrival and another option would be welcomed.

Haller though appears to have a desire to fry bigger fish and Sunderland and Norwich would be struggling to get hold of him.

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