Skysports.com understands that some of Europe's top sides are hoping to persuade Nigel Reo-Coker to quit England.
Reo-Coker has been linked with both Spain and Italy, but now it is understood clubs are stepping up their interest in the Aston Villa midfielder.
The 26-year-old is available on a Bosman transfer and that is proving a huge attraction.
It is understood that, from Italy, both AC Milan and Napoli are keen, whilst in Spain he is wanted by Valencia.
But the interest is wide-ranging as German champions Borussia Dortmund are also on his trail whilst Turkish giants Fenerbahce are ready to make a move too.
His agent Tony Finnigan confirmed to skysports.com that the interest was growing all the time.
"The interest from abroad is huge in Nigel, a team from just about every major league is looking at him," he told skysports.com.
"Milan, Dortmund, Napoli, Valencia, Fenerbahce - they are all looking at him."
Reo-Coker is also attracting the attention of a string of Premier League clubs - but they cannot officially make a move for him until the end of the season.