Fulham flop Steve Marlet is aiming to leave Craven Cottage for a club which will play in Europe next season.

Marlet was Fulham’s record signing in 2001 when he was snapped up from Lyon but he has proved to be an £11.5 million misfit.

The France international has spent the past two seasons on loan at Marseille but failed to earn a permanent deal at Stade Velodrome.

He will start pre-season training with Fulham but he has no future with the Premiership club and is anxious to fix up a new side.

Nancy and Le Mans have both been linked with the 31-year-old but Marlet confirmed his desire to star for a club which can offer him European football.

“At the moment I am on my holidays and I can assert to you that I had no contact with Nancy,” Marlet told L’Equipe.

“Le Mans has approached me but I said I was not attracted. Without being disrespectful to those clubs it is not in my project.

“I still want to play at a high level. I hope to sign for a club that will play in the European Cup. I want to play in it.

“My immediate future is in London. I will probably resume with Fulham in ten days. Then, we will see.

“I am attracted by France and England. I am not closed to anything but I would like to continue in England.

“I really love that league. Anyway, I have no worry.”