Marseille midfielder Stephane Mbia expects to join either Chelsea or Manchester United is the next five years.

The 25-year-old has endured a torrid season with Marseille domestically, with the nine-time French champions 10<sup>th in Ligue 1 and crashing out of the Champions League at the quarter-final stage to Bayern Munich.

Mbia has seen the likes of Mamadou Niang and Bakari Kone leave the club in recent years, while the success of Hatem Ben Arfa, who initially departed on loan in 2009 for Newcastle United, has inspired the Cameroon international to believe he can make a similarly successful move to the Premier League.

"I can see myself playing at Chelsea or Manchester United in the near future, in the next five years to be honest," he said.

"This season has been very poor. When I go home I can't sleep because I feel very bad about our position. We've lost players such as Hatem Ben Arfa and Mamadou Niang.

"Look at what Ben Arfa is doing at Newcastle."

Stephane Mbia
Mbia wants to move to Chelsea or Manchester United.

Ben Arfa has played a major role in the Newcastle team who currently occupy the final Champions League qualification spot while the Frenchman scored one of the Premier League goals in the season against Bolton Wanderers earlier in the campaign.

Mbia has often spoken up over his desire to join one of the Premier League's elite, with Chelsea and United two of his preferred destinations, while it has often been Arsenal who the holding player has been linked with.

With Paul Scholes' long-term future at United under scrutiny this summer, with the former England international yet to pen an extension after coming out of retirement in January, and the fitness of Darren Fletcher leaving question marks over his long-term availability, manager Sir Alex Ferguson could look to add to his midfield.

Chelsea meanwhile have seen the fitness of problems of Michael Essien and the form of John Obi Mikel affect their league position, with the lack of genuine protection leading to the club conceding 38 goals in the Premier League, and falling out of the Champions League places.