ALEXIS MAC ALLISTER has revealed he would like his next club to be in the Premier League.
The World Cup winner has been widely tipped with a move this summer with Chelsea and Juventus interested in him.
The Blues have already poached Marc Cucurella, Graham Potter and some backroom staff from the South Coast side in the last year.
And the Blues will now be encouraged they can beat the Serie A giants to Mac Allister's signature following his recent comments.
During his media commitments following his World Cup triumph, he was asked about who he would like to play for next.
He told Gaston Edul of TyC Sports: “The truth is I don’t have a team in particular where I say they suit my way of playing.
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“I think that here in the Premier League, there are very strong teams, teams who play very well, like Manchester City and Arsenal.
“Chelsea, I had (Graham) Potter and I know more or less the idea he has for playing football.
“Manchester United are returning a bit to what they were and Liverpool are having ups and downs but have still got a very important team and coach.
“If you ask me, I’d like my next step to be in the Premier League.”
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However, the 24-year-old did insist that he is currently happy at Brighton and not thinking of a move.
He added: “But the truth is, as I said before, I am very focused here in Brighton and enjoying the present.”
His contract at the Amex runs until 2025 having signed an extension before the World Cup in Qatar.
Brighton will be in a strong negotiating position with potential suitors as they also have an additional one-year option clause on his deal.
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