Kiev duo keen on England
Dynamo Kiev duo Pape Diakhate and Ismael Bangoura would relish a move to the Premier League.
By Giscard Gourizro
Last Updated: 17/04/09 2:08pm
Dynamo Kiev duo Pape Diakhate and Ismael Bangoura have both admitted to skysports.com that they would relish a move to the Premier League.
Both players were strongly linked with moves to England in January, but deals failed to materialise.
Versatile defender Diakhate, who joined Dynamo in 2007 from Nancy, is very highly rated and has been linked with a host of top clubs from around Europe.
Wigan are believed to be towards the front of the queue to land him and he admits there is some interest in the Premier League.
"I have contact in England, that is true but nothing is done yet," he told skysports.com.
"I almost joined Monaco last time and things did not work out in the last minute, so let's wait until the end of the season - but I would be very pleased to join the Premier League."
Team-mate and fellow African Bangoura, who also joined Kiev in 2007 from French football when he moved from Le Mans, has impressed in front of goal since joining the club with nearly 30 goals.
Now he too is being linked with a move to Wigan, whilst the likes of Everton and Fulham are also said to be showing an interest.
He also admits that he would like to move to England.
"I am flattered by all the links to the Premier League, this is the best league in the world you are talking about," he told skysports.com.
"Wigan are a good team, they are doing well in the league - however there also other teams looking at me in the Premier League, according to my agent."