CELTIC target Christopher Jullien has revealed how former international team mate Paul Pogba helped shape his career.

The Hoops have been linked with a £7 million move for the 26-year-old Toulouse stopper.

Jullien was a part of the France team that won the Under 20s World Cup in 2013, with current Manchester United star Pogba handed the Best Player award.

And the former Auxerre and Freiburg defender has stated where his ultimate ambitions lie in his career in an interview last month.

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He said: "I grew up playing against Paul Pogba from the age of 13 onwards and we were both at Torcy at different times.

"We were both captains of our clubs and I still have pennants in my old house that we exchanged.

"So to be a part of that team who won the World Cup with Paul was brilliant for me.

"I have never hid my desire that one day I will be playing in the English Premier League.

"I am friends with Issa Diop at West Ham and he has told me why it's the best league in the world and very exciting to play in.

"But maybe that is for the future. At Toulouse I would only award ourselves maybe five out of 20 as a mark for the season.

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"We ended up fighting against relegation and with a squad with as much talent as we had, we should have done better.

"I try to improve my concentration levels and my leadership skills every season because it's very important to my job.

"I would also like to be stronger aerially. It's a little presumptuous, but I want to become impassable. That's my ultimate objective in my head.

"For me, I don't know what my future brings. I will leave that to the club and my agents."