Skysports.com understands that both Arsenal and Manchester United have been alerted to the performances of Sunderland's Ahmed Elmohamady.
The Egypt international had long-since been linked with a move to England, prior to finalising a loan switch to Sunderland this summer.
The 23-year-old is now on a season-long loan at the Stadium of Light from his Egyptian side ENPPI, and he has shown up well in the opening months of the season.
Sunderland have an agreement to sign Elmohamady on a permanent deal, but they may not be the only side keen on sealing his signature.
Skysports.com understands that both United and Arsenal are checking on the right-sided midfielder - once labelled Egypt's David Beckham - after a string of impressive displays for the Black Cats.
Sunderland boss Steve Bruce is a confirmed fan of the player, and news of possible interest from elsewhere could see him try to seal a permanent deal as early as January.