Tottenham and Newcastle have been put on red alert after Udinese midfielder Diego Fabbrini revealed he could leave the club in January.
Fabbrini is an exciting prospect and made his first start for Italy when they lost against England in a friendly back in August.
But the 22-year-old has made only five appearances for Udinese this season and he is desperate to secure regular first-team football.
Tottenham coach Andre Villas-Boas is looking to add more competition to his squad and wants to bring in another attacking midfielder to cover for the loss of both Luka Modric and Rafael van der Vaart, who left the club during the summer.
Newcastle boss Alan Pardew also wants to bring in some fresh faces in January and would be interested in making a move for the Italian international.
The player's representative, Beppe Galli, told Sport Italia: "Fabbrini is a talent, but he needs to play to show that.
"It’s certainly not an ideal situation and the player himself has asked for more space in the side to prove himself.
"To get value out of a youngster you have to give them a chance.
"I’ve spoken with the club and if things continue as they are then it would be right to find a solution that would allow him more regular playing time."