Kakan Calhanoglu has informed Hamburg that he wants to leave Hamburg this summer to play for a bigger club that plays in the Champions League.
Bayern Munich, Chelsea and Arsenal have all expressed interest, but Bayer Leverkusen appears to be the frontrunners.
Calhanoglu has been labeled the next Mesut Özil, but he is gunning to reach an even higher strata of footballer.
"I told them that I want to go - no matter whether we play in the first or second division," he told Sport Bild.
"I would definitely leve Hamburg. I can see myself clearly at Bayer Leverkusen. The fact is, I want to play in Europe and I want to make my parents happy.
"I want to go as far as Ronaldo and Messi. I want to be a world star."