Sebastien Frey could be the first big-name departure from Parma with the French keeper confident he will be moving to a Premier League club in the coming weeks.

“I signed a mandate with SEM for my contacts in England,” he revealed.

“I know that Arsenal and Chelsea are still very interested in buying me.

“I hope it will be fixed soon.”

Frey is ineligible for the Champions League so there is the a possibility that Arsenal or Chelsea could sign the Frenchman and loan him back to Parma for the remainder of the season.

“I feel good in Italy, I had my affirmation here and became famous,” Frey told Il Giornale on Friday.

“If I wouldn’t have played a certain way, I wouldn’t be wanted by many clubs.

“But I can’t stay as it would be bad for Parma who need money and soon.

“Arsenal or Chelsea, the decision will be in a few days.

“The choice will go to the club who pays better and, especially, up front.

“My valuation is between €10 million and €12 million. This solution is good for me. On one side, I’ll find (Claudio) Ranieri, on the other, Wenger.

“One is Italian, the other is French. I won’t have any trouble with the language!

“I’ve already spoken with Wenger – he’s waiting for me. Then, at Chelsea, there is (Carlo) Cudicini.”

“I’d like to finish the season at Parma to help my team-mates and to help the club stay among the top places despite Parmalat’s troubles,” he added.

“But, if one or the other English clubs will accept to pay my transfer completely and immediately, I’d be obliged to go to London.