Ryan Shawcross could be set for a sensational return to Manchester United with Old Trafford scouts monitoring the Stoke captain.
The centre back was rewarded for his consistent displays with a call-up to Roy Hodgson's England squad for the recent World Cup qualifying double-header against San Marino and Poland.
And his performances are not going unnoticed among the Premier League's big guns, with Chelsea and Tottenham also monitoring the player, according to Sky Sports.
Shawcross, 25, is a product of the United academy but made only two substitute appearances in the League Cup for his first club before departing for Stoke in 2008.
He has since carved out a reputation as a tough and reliable centre-half, having helped Stoke become an established Premier League force.
But Shawcross is entering the final 18 months of his contract at the Britannia Stadium and Tony Pulis could find it tough to hold off his star defender's suitors.