Skysports.com understands three Championship clubs have expressed an interest Northampton's Michael Jacobs.
The teenage midfielder has seen his stock rise considerably this season, leading to speculation that he could soon be on the move.
A dream goal in front of the Kop during the Cobblers' remarkable Carling Cup victory over Liverpool back in September saw Jacobs burst onto the senior stage, and he has not looked back since.
At just 18 years of age he has become a regular in Ian Sampson's plans this term, forcing more experienced professionals to wait in the wings.
Having proven himself to be more than capable of handling life in the Football League, it comes as no surprise to hear that interest is beginning to mount.
Nottingham Forest, Coventry and Reading are all believed to have been impressed by Jacobs this season and could be tempted to make an approach during the January transfer window.
A switch to the Championship would represent a considerable step up for Jacobs, but he appears to have the ability and maturity to make such a jump.