Werder Bremen star Marko Marin has suggested that he could be on his way out of the club but only to a team abroad, putting the likes of Liverpool and Arsenal on alert.
The 22-year-old midfielder has attracted the interest of a host of top European clubs with the Gunners and Liverpool both reportedly sending scouts to watch him this season.
Arsenal is keen to bolster their midfield following the departures of Samir Nasri and Cesc Fabregas and have reportedly identified Marin as a possible long-term replacement.
Meanwhile, Liverpool is eager to increase their attacking options and is thought to be impressed by the German international's creativity and versatility.
And Marin, who can play either as an attacking midfielder or on the wing, has admitted that he could leave Bremen but would only make a move for a a foreign club.
"Werder Bremen is a top club in Germany and I am under contract with Werder Bremen. Therefore I would just consider top clubs from outside Germany," he said.
"But I am actually focused on Werder Bremen and I do not plan to move on. We want to get back to Europe this season via success in the Bundesliga. This is of utmost importance for me."