Liverpool and Wigan are chasing Marseille ace Mathieu Valbuena, skysports.com understands.
Valbuena is a target for a host of clubs across Europe as doubts grow over his long-term future at Stade Velodrome.
Reports emanating from France have suggested Wigan have tabled a bid for the diminutive midfielder, while the likes of Liverpool, Everton and Chelsea have been credited with an interest in the player.
Valbuena's agent, Christophe Hutteau, has confirmed Wigan have expressed an interest in the 24-year-old, but that the player would prefer a move to a top club in the Premier League with Liverpool also monitoring the skilful midfielder's situation at Marseille.
"Mathieu would very much be interested in playing in England as the Premier League is the best in Europe," Hutteau told skysports.com.
"Wigan are interested in Mathieu, but I think Mathieu would like to go to a big team in England.
"Liverpool are also interested in Mathieu, but so are teams in Spain, Germany, Italy and Russia.
"I think Mathieu will leave Marseille and I think it is very possible he could play in England this season."