Last Updated: Tue, 16 Jul 2013 08:45
Southampton have been alerted by Olympiakos midfielder Djamel Abdoun's admission that he wants to play in England.
The 27-year-old France-born Algeria international played in the Premier League for a brief spell back in 2007 when he had a six-month loan stint at Manchester City where he found first-team football difficult to come by.
Abdoun's career has improved dramatically in recent years as he has won back-to-back Greek titles with Olympiakos since moving from Kavala two years ago.
However, the winger is now looking for a change and while German outfit Wolfsburg and Turkish side Besiktas have been linked, it appears Abdoun has his sights set on a move back to England.
Championship side Nottingham Forest are thought to be interested, but the Saints could offer him Premier League football along with Fulham who have also been mentioned as potential suitors. Therefore it could be a straight fight between the two clubs to try and lure him to England.
"I'm a big fan of English football, my first experience was not fantastic at City but I have more experience now," said Abdoun.
"I have been the best passer in the Greek league for the past three years, I want a new challenge.
"To play in England again would be fantastic."
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