A host of English clubs were in Belgium at the weekend to check on Anderlecht star Lucas Biglia, skysports.com understands.
The Argentine has emerged as a target for a host of clubs after he secured his Italian passport earlier this year.
The 23-year-old midfielder is on the fringes of the Argentina squad and is on outside bet to make their World Cup squad next year - but he would have been unlikely to gain a work-permit at this stage of his career.
But now his EU status has been confirmed Biglia, has emerged on the radar of half-a-dozen Premier League clubs.
It is believed Tottenham, West Ham, Blackburn, Sunderland, Bolton, Wolves and Birmingham were all represented in Brussels on Saturday when Anderlecht tackled Roeselare.
Les Mauves won 3-1 and Biglia - who put in a Man of the Match performance - smashed home a wonderful third.
Biglia's British-based representative Barry McIntosh confirmed to skysports.com the interest was mounting.
"The interest in Biglia is growing all the time, and yes I can confirm a number of Premier League clubs are checking on him," he told skysports.com.
"Lucas is a great talent and we have few qualms that he would be an excellent addition for any club.
"He is keen on a move to England, but we will have to see what transpires in the next few weeks."