Aston Villa and Fulham are interested in Barcelona midfielder Franck Kessie.
A Bosman arrival from AC Milan in the summer, Kessie has struggled to make an impact this season.
Sport says Kessie is already considering his options and a move to England has been considered.
New Villa boss Unai Emery is keen, where an offer of €14m s being readied for the January market.
However, Fulham are also interested and prepared to bid €22m.