Emre reveals Premiership desire
By Graeme Bailey
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Turkish star Emre Belozoglu has set his sights on a move to England.Turkish star Emre Belozoglu has set his sights on a move to England, his agent has confirmed to skysports.com.
Emre's agent Ahmet Bulut has revealed that despite interest from other Italian clubs such as Milan, the Internazionale midfielder wants to try his luck in The Premiership.
The news will be a major boon for Manchester United, who are understood to be leading the chase for the talented playmaker - but Arsenal - who have bid for Emre in the past - could yet rekindle their interest.
The 24-year-old has done well in Italy since his move from Galatasaray in 2001, but he is now considering his future.
"He has a firm idea in his mind and that is to play in England," Bulut told skysports.com.
"He wants to move as soon as possible, he is 24 now and whenever it is possible, he will go.
"If we have offers to consider, then it will be England where he goes, probably in the summer, but he wants to go as soon as he can."
Bulut admitted he was aware of United's interest - but denied that he had already held talks with the Old Trafford outfit.
"I have heard of United's interest recently through the press and television reports, but I have not talked with anyone from Manchester," he continued.
"Emre would dearly love to play for a club like Manchester United and he would jump at the chance to play for them."
Bulut added that Arsenal could never be ruled out of the running.
"Arsenal have always liked Emre," he said.
"They were again very keen when [Patrick] Vieira was going to leave - but obviously he did not go.
"We will see what happens, but Arsene Wenger knows all about him.
"Milan are also interested - but I cannot see Inter letting him go there and Emre himself wants to move to England."