Skysports.com understands a number of clubs are lining up moves for former Arsenal star Gilberto Silva during the January transfer window.
Gilberto's contract at Panathinaikos expires at the end of the season and the Greek club are thought to be willing to sell him in the New Year.
The news has alerted a couple of sides in the Premier League to Gilberto's possible availability in January for a cut-price fee.
The 34-year-old is also thought to have options in his native Brazil to return to his homeland in January.
A number of Middle East clubs are also believed to be ready to offer Gilberto a lucrative move to the United Arab Emirates.
Reports emanating from the Middle East claim the player's agent, Frank Trimboli, has been spotted in Dubai holding talks with interested clubs about a deal for Gilberto.
Gilberto is thought to be weighing up his options to see what offers come his way during next month's transfer window before making a decision on his future.