Valencia defender Aymen Abdennour has welcomed interest from the Premier League.

The Tunisia international has been linked with Everton and Chelsea this week.

And Abdennour told Foot Mercato: “Right now I’m playing in Spain. I have never played in Italy or England. These are two leagues I’m interested in. I follow the English league. Everton and Chelsea are two very good clubs. Last year, I heard that there was contact with Valencia.

“I did not care. In the end, my club wanted me to stay, which is what I did. I train at full speed and I’m a pro. I want to stay in Valencia. I do not want to leave my club in a bad position in the table. I want to go very far with Valencia. If I have to leave I hope it will be for another big club.”