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Lyon's Nabil Fekir 'optimistic' about future move to top club

Lyon forward Nabil Fekir has said he is determined to earn a move to a top club like Barcelona, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich or Paris Saint-Germain once he returns from injury.

Fekir, 22, has been out of action since undergoing surgery on a cruciate ligament problem he picked up on his first start for France, last September.

Before that setback, the Lyon academy graduate had won the Ligue 1 Young Player of the Year award, with former France international Zinedine Zidane praising him as an "incredible" player.

Fekir previously stated that Barcelona are his favourite team but he now says he would welcome the chance to work with Real Madrid manager Zidane.

"If tomorrow he calls me, I would never refuse him," Fekir told French TV show Canal Football Club.

"That's in the back of my mind too. It's good that I'm at Lyon today. It's a very big club.

"But I want to aim for the top... Barca, Real, Bayern, PSG. Why not?

"You have to be ambitious and I am so we'll see what happens."

Fekir's recovery is going well and he has recently started training with a ball again.

He hopes to return to Lyon's squad in April, but insists that he is not focused on forcing his way into the France squad for Euro 2016.

"With the surgeon, we planned a date for April 9 and the match against Montpellier," he said of his return to action.

"Beyond that, it will depend on my knee. I'm optimistic. There are no complications and normally there's no reason that on April 9 I wouldn't be with the squad.

"Honestly, [Euro 2016) is not my priority. It's at the back of my mind. I'd be lying to you if I said that I don't think about it.

"If I come back and I have a good end to the season we can talk about it but for the moment it's not my priority."