Premiership sides Manchester City and Newcastle United may be looking to pinch Edson Braafheid from under the noses of Twente Enschede.
Reports in Holland on Thursday suggest both clubs have tabled offers - thought to be around é¼400,000 (£264,000) - to the defender's current club Utrecht.
The news will come as a shock to Twente, who announced last week that the former Holland Under 21 international would join on a free transfer in the summer.
The 23-year-old had verbally agreed to a three-year deal with Twente, but reports now suggest the left-back may be looking for pastures new.
Braafheid failed to show up for a Twente medical on Wednesday, leaving their deal with the player in some doubt.
It remains to be seen if interest from England has prompted Braafheid to re-consider his decision to move to Twente come the end of the Eredivisie season.