West Ham, Wigan and Stoke on alert as Lens striker Maoulida hints at move

25 January 2010 01:04
French striker Toifilou Maoulida has hinted he could be on the verge of leaving Lens for the Barclays Premier League.[LNB]West Ham, Wigan and Stoke are reportedly interested in Maoulida who has found himself consigned to the substitutes' bench for much of the current season.[LNB]On the move: French striker Toifilou Maoulida[LNB] The 30-year-old scored the only goal of the match against Compiegne in the Coupe de France yesterday and admits it could have been his last for Lens.[LNB]'I'm waiting to see,' he told L'Equipe. 'I've had a discussion with my managers recently. They have set a deadline of Wednesday.'[LNB]'I am in favour of the Lens project but the situation is complicated. If an English club give me this opportunity then why not? The English league has always interested me. It's 50/50 at the moment.'[LNB]Maoulida, who also lists Montpellier and Marseille among his former teams, joined from Auxerre in January 2008 and immediately made his mark with a 40-yard goal on his debut.[LNB]He opted to remain at Lens despite their relegation and was the club's top scorer last season as he helped fire them to promotion with one of the best goal-hauls in Ligue 2.[LNB] Scunthorpe 2 Man City 4: Robinho signs off in style in six-goal thrillerStoke 3 Arsenal 1: Sol Campbell makes losing return thanks to Ricardo Fuller's double headerFA Cup fifth round draw: Southampton to host Portsmouth in plum tieGary Neville grows up at last! United firebrand puts Tevez spat behind him [LNB] [LNB]  

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