Olympiakos defender Pape Abou Cissé has admitted that West Ham and Wolverhampton Wanderers were interested in him this summer.
The defender has been linked with a move to Wolves throughout this year, with Greek website Gravos suggesting they were willing to pay €20m to secure his signature.
That move ultimately never came about, with Wolves instead electing to sign Jesús Vallejo on loan from Real Madrid.
Wolves were not the only interested party, with one British newspaper suggesting that Arenal were also keen on a deal.
West Ham, meanwhile, were not mentioned among the interested parties, although they were in the market for a defender too, ultimately signing Gonçalo Cardoso in a £2.7m deal from Boavista.
Cissé, though, insists the Hammers were hovering at one point during the summer transfer window.
“Arsenal had not made an offer. The coach was interested, and there were discussions,” he told Le Quotidien.
“There were other English clubs: West Ham, Wolverhampton. In France, there was Rennes, Monaco. But hey, I’m still in contract with Olympiakos.
“My goal this season is to go very far in the Champions League or Europa League.
“Win the Greek championship because it’s been two years since we won a title and Olympiakos is a club used to the title.”
For now, Cissé is focused on helping current side Olympiakos both domestically and in the Champions League.
He does admit, however, that he is hoping that his performances for the Greek side can earn him interest from elsewhere, especially on this side of the Channel.
“I dream of playing in the Premier League,” he added.
“The German championship tempts me a lot, return to France too, where I made my professional debut. But I have a preference for England.”