Free-agent would be keen on switch back to England.
Former Arsenal midfielder Mathieu Flamini has revealed he is open to a return to the Premier League this summer after being released by AC Milan.
The 29-year-old joined the Rossoneri back in 2009, but despite an impressive end to his time at the club last season, he was not offered a new deal that he felt was satisfactory.
It is understood that the Frenchman was pushing for a three-year contract with higher wages than what was offered by the club, but Milan then signed Andrea Poli from Sampdoria thus leaving the midfielder as a free-agent given the lack of agreement over new terms.
Previous to this past season, his time in Italy had been blighted by injuries and lack of form, but given the improvement in his performances in recent months it is unlikely that he will have a shortage of options this summer.
However, he has made clear that he would very much be open to a return to the Premier League, where he spent four years with Arsenal prior to his switch to Serie A.
“Milan offered me a contract for two years but I need to take my time and make the right decision,” he told SunSport.
“I’ve been in Italy for five years, I’ve had a great time and learnt a lot. But I miss England and I want to win the Premier League.
“It has a special place in my heart. I like the pace and the physicality of English football and I like that every game is very open.
“I’ve had some good offers but I want to take my time and decide what direction I will take. What’s important is to be in a team which has a good project, good ambitions and abilities.
“I miss the Premier League but other countries are possible, too. I don’t want to close any doors,” he added.
It is unclear at this stage as to which clubs in England would potentially be interested in the combative midfielder, while it is understood that he may have attractive offers elsewhere.
Nevertheless, with his time up in Milan, Flamini will now be pushing to find a more long-term assurance from his new club as he reaches an important stage of his career.
The former Arsenal man spoke of his disappointment of losing in the Champions League final against Barcelona back in 2006, but is adamant that he will join a club capable of challenging for top honours both domestically and in Europe.