Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is considering a move for Ivory Coast striker Lacina Traore to bolster his injury-hit forward line.
Wenger is without injured duo Robin Van Persie and Nicklas Bendtner, and has admitted he is on the look-out for a target man in the January transfer window.
Traore, a towering striker at 6′ 6″, has already spoken about a potential “dream move” to the Emirates Stadium.
Traore said: “It is sensational to hear Wenger is watching me. I could be a success in England. Even though I am still young, I have a lot of experience and a lot of ambition. Wherever I go it will be hard at first, but I’m sure I would settle in.”
“It would be a dream for me to get to play on a team so great. I have a chance there because Arsene Wenger relies heavily on young players.
“There is great pressure on me now because I am being linked with big European clubs, but this is my ambition.
“The Ivory Coast coach has already told me I will get my chance with the national team, but my chances of that happening would certainly increase if I was to join a big team like Arsenal.”