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Tottenham target Witsel not adverse to Premiership move

Axel Witsel has refused to rule out moving to the Premier League but Tottenham may have to wait until the summer to sign the 27-year-old, reports the London Evening Standard.

The Zenit St Petersburg player told Standard Sport from Zenit's winter-training camp in Qatar: "Well, I am focused on my team," when asked about Tottenham's interest. "We just came back from holidays. So my focus is on training.

"It's the first training camp in Qatar this year and we will see later. I don't want to think too much about that. I am here until June, and then we will see."

On the possibility of linking up with his Belgium team-mates at Spurs, he added: "Yes of course, most of them are in England. But it doesn't mean if they play there I should also go to England.

"Of course when I am in national team we speak about England or other championships. I think everybody knows that the best championship is the Premier League."

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