Palermo have made an offer for Hamilton Academical teenager James McCarthy, the Serie A club's president has revealed.
McCarthy, who recently penned a two-year contract extension at New Douglas Park, has previously attracted interest from the likes of Liverpool and Reading after a number of impressive displays for the Scottish First Division champions.
But Palermo are eyeing a summer swoop for the 17-year-old attacking midfielder, with president Maurizio Zamparini explaining that an approach for his signature has been made.
Zamparini said in the Daily Record: "We have been following James for some time. We know all about his capabilities as a player.
"We have been told his valuation has risen to €5million (around £4million) but we have made an offer to Hamilton based on what we are prepared to pay.
"We are now waiting to see what happens in the next few weeks."