FC Ural midfielder Petrus Boumal spoke about interests from Fulham, Everton, Bordeaux, but admitted he would love to play for Chelsea.

The 27-year-old is a regular in central midfield for the Russian Premier League side, making 11 appearances in all competitions this season so far.

With his current deal with Ural running out this summer, Boumal confirmed talks with Championship club Fulham, although the current situation has made negotiations somewhat complicated.

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He told Football League World: “They contacted my agent. But we have to be patient because of everything that is going on in the world today.

“Teams can’t make decisions just like that and they need time. They need to check the players who will leave.”

But the Cameroon international admitted that his dream move would be to Fulham’s neighbours Chelsea, and spoke about how he idolised two former Blues stars – Claude Makelele and Michael Essien.

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He said: “My dream club is Chelsea.

“Makelele and Essien are two players I really loved. I loved watching their style of play, how they move, how they tackle and how they attack the ball.

“They maintained the balance between attackers and defenders. They played for Chelsea and since they played there, I really loved Chelsea.

“I watch their games and support them. It is the best team for me.”

Boumal also said there were several other interests from Bordeaux, Everton and Torino in summer 2019.

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