English Premier League side Southampton are keen on a deal to land Real Valladolid defender Mohammed Salisu in an £8.5 million bid.
The 20-year-old has been on the wish list of the many European sides after impressing on his debut season at Valladolid.
Salisu has fitted in so well after replacing Fernando Calero, who was sold to Espanyol this summer.
Everton, Newcastle and Norwich City are three other English clubs who have been linked to Salisu.
In November last year, Diario de Valladolid reported the centre-back had emerged as a transfer target for Manchester United.
The player’s agent is the father of United player Juan Mata.
Salisu's contract at Valladolid runs through until 2022.