Villarreal are eyeing Blackburn Rovers striker Ben Brereton-Diaz.
The Sun says Brereton Diaz, 23, is happy to see out the season and bid for promotion at Rovers, while owners Venkys will price him out of the market in January.
But Villarreal fancy their chances of landing Brereton Diaz ahead of Premier League rivals — including West Ham and Tottenham — at the end of the campaign.
The La Liga side are currently ninth in the table after an inconsistent start to the season.
The club has lost its manager Emery as he left for the Premier League and Aston Villa last month.