Chelsea and Liverpool are closely monitoring developments with outstanding Sevilla midfielder Ivan Rakitic.
The Croatian, who is also on the radar of Barcelona, Juventus and Napoli, could yet stay in Spain, but a big Premier league bid could clinch the deal.
His representative, and brother, Dejan, revealed to Italian website cittaceleste.it: "He is much admired in Italy and I have already talked to a couple of clubs interested in him.
"I cannot confirm who they are, but we are also considering the possibility of renewing the contract with Sevilla.
“We're talking to the president, but at the moment there is nothing concrete."