Brazilian Anderson Silva admits he is flattered to hear rumours of interest fromĀ Arsenal, claiming he has dreamt of playing in English football.

Arsenal are understood to have watched Anderson on several occasions for Racing Santanderthis season.

“The option of playing in English football is sensational,” said the 22-year-old.

“But at the moment I want to concentrate on the present.

“Nobody has contacted me on an official basis.”

Arsenal had a scout present for Racing’s game against Deportivo La Coruna at the weekend.