Lille striker Moussa Sow has put Arsenal on red alert after he admitted he would relish a move to the Premier League.
Sow, 25, is regarded as one of the best strikers in Europe after helping Lille to the Ligue 1 title last season and has already notched eight goals in the club's current campaign.
Arsenal have monitored the Senegal striker and his club team-mate Eden Hazard for a number of months and will consider a bid for Sow in January after negotiations over an extension to his current deal stalled.
The striker's contract expires in 18 months' time and Lille could sanction a £10m move to Arsenal next summer to avoid losing him for free the following year.
"I have a contract signed until June 2013 and Lille want me to sign another contract but the negotiations have stopped," Sow told French radio station RMC Sports. "I don't accept the conditions or the silence from the club. That's not me putting on pressure, just the truth.
"I'm only thinking about football and it's not possible to leave in January. But my dream is to play in the Premier League, because you progress as a player with the atmosphere, goals and game.
"I watch the games with envy on TV. I desire to play there on day. Arsenal are a big club. But we will see."
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will be encouraged by reports that Sow's contract talks have stalled.
"Are extension talks finished? I don't know," Sow told L'Equipe. "The talks we have had didn't succeed, but I am not moaning. I remain the same and will put my ego to one side."