Faubert: four French clubs want me

Julien Faubert wants a return to his homeland. Photo: PA

Julien Faubert is desperate to return to Ligue 1 and claims four clubs have expressed an interest in signing him.

The former West Ham player has been released from his contract with Turkish side Elazigspor after only six months and is currently training with his former club Bordeaux to maintain his fitness.

The 29-year-old told L'Equipe: "I have always wanted to return, even after it did not happen last summer. I love Ligue 1.

"I have had contact with four clubs. No matter the prestige of the club, my priority is to play in France.

"I asked Girondins (de Bordeaux) to allow me to train with them, to keep the weight off and allow me to enjoy playing football, and they kindly accepted."

After starting his career at Cannes, Faubert spent three seasons with Bordeaux and went on to make over 100 appearances for the Hammers, a spell which included a short loan with Real Madrid.

He won one international cap in 2006, scoring a last-minute winner in a friendly against Bosnia and Herzegovina.