Lens chief predicts Dindane exit

The 28-year-old has netted 25 goals in 90 league appearances for the club - who won promotion from Ligue 1 last season - since arriving from Anderlecht in 2005.

He is now believed to be interesting a string of Premier League sides, including Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, Aston Villa and Stoke, as well as French giants Marseille and Paris Saint-Germain.

And with Dindane's prospective buyers thought to be ready to part with £8 million for the forward's services, Lens president Martel has admitted he expects the Ivory Coast international - who has netted 14 times in 40 games for the Elephants - to move on during the close-season.

“Aruna Dindane is a world class player, there are clubs abroad interested in him," he told Sport10.

“I think he will leave and join a foreign club. It is sad because many French clubs can't afford him.”

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