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Flamini open to Premier League return

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With the Premier League often being listed as one of the top leagues in the world, it’s not surprising to see foreign players returning to the league after leaving for a spell overseas.

The latest import to consider a return to the Premier League is Mathieu Flamini with the ex-Arsenal player eager to play in England for a second time.

After spending the past four seasons in Italy for AC Milan, the French midfielder is keen to return to a league where he has yet to win the league or Champions League.

Flamini’s future at the San Siro has been in question for the past year or so with the club only offering him a new deal at the very last minute this time last summer.

With his future seemingly up in the air, Flamini has expressed a desire to return to a league where his career started to really flourish a few years ago. In an interview with The Sun, the Frenchman declared that “I miss England and I want to win the Premier League. It has a special place in my heart. I like the pace and the physicality of English football and I like that every game is very open.”

Should Flamini decide to move back to England, it could spark the interest of several teams including former side Arsenal who are in the hunt for an anchor midfielder.

The Frenchman has expressed a specific desire to win the Champions League so the likes of Man City and Chelsea would also seem plausible destinations for the midfielder.

Even though Flamini has expressed a desire to leave, the player has been a part of Milan’s first team set-up making 18 appearances last season and scoring 4 goals in Serie A.

But the Frenchman is still best known for his time at Arsenal where he made 153 appearances for the club and won the FA Cup back in 2005 before joining Milan on a free transfer in 2008.

Flamini has also made some intermittent appearances for the French national side earning 3 caps during the 2007-2008 season.

It’s likely that Flamini’s services won’t cost too much and he certainly would be a cheaper alternative for the top sides needing to bolster their depth over the summer break.

So if any of England’s top sides are in need for a strong and committed defensive midfielder, then Flamini has certainly made himself an obvious target in many of their radars.

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