Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool and Juventus are among the European giants set to battle for the signature of Palermo defender Simon Kjaer next summer.
The 20-year-old centre-back has established himself as one of the most promising young stoppers in Serie A and is likely to be at the heart of Denmark's defence at the 2010 World Cup finals next summer.
Kjaer had admitted he would like to join one of Europe's top clubs after the World Cup and Palermo have confirmed interest from the Barclays Premier League trio plus Juventus.
Walter Sabatini, a director of the Sicilian club, said: 'I have heard that Juventus and their observers have been watching Kjaer. There is also an interest from Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool.
However Sabatini insisted the defender would not be allowed to leave this season: 'In any case, Kjaer will not be leaving in January,' he added.
Wanted: Denmark defender Kjaer is being watched by many of Europe's top clubs
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