A number of Premier League and Championship clubs are keeping tabs on Jacob Butterfield's contract situation at Barnsley, skysports.com understands.
Butterfield's future at Barnsley has been the subject of speculation with the midfielder yet to agree a new deal at Oakwell.
The news has alerted a number of clubs to the young midfielder's possible availability with the likes of Aston Villa, Queens Park Rangers, Wolves and Leicester City believed to be interested in the Barnsley academy product.
With Butterfield entering the final 12 months of his contract at Oakwell this summer, the midfielder could be an attractive proposition as he could be available for a cut-price fee.
Widely tipped as a Premier League star of the future, the recent departure of manager Mark Robins will have fuelled speculation regarding Butterfield's long-term future at the club.