Borussia Dortmund defender Neven Subotic could become the subject of a summer transfer tussle between Manchester United and Chelsea according to skysports.com.
The 22-year-old Serbian international has been in fine form in the Bundesliga this season, and has attracted a number of admirers from around Europe.
However, Subotic has already outlined his future plans, with aspirations to join fellow compatriots Nemanja Vidic and Branislav Ivanovic in the Barclays Premier League.
"My big dream is to play in England," Subotic told the Serbian FA's official website
"I don't care where - maybe with Ivanovic at Chelsea or Vidic at Manchester United. It doesn't matter."
As manager-less Chelsea go about the task of evolving their squad at Stamford Bridge, Subotic could be targeted by Blues owner Roman Abramovich to further strengthen the Chelsea defence.
After the January arrival of David Luiz, Chelsea already boast sufficient central defensive options with John Terry and Alex, but could further add to their ranks as the Blues look to freshen up an ageing West London squad.
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has at times been short on defenders after injuries picked up by the Red Devils first-choice pairing Rio Ferdinand and Vidic.
That saw a rapid rise for Old Trafford new-boy Chris Smalling, who featured alongside the Reds academy graduate Jonny Evans for parts of the season.
With United also looking to add to their title-winning squad this summer, Subotic may be an option for them to consider, but as yet no bid from Manchester or Chelsea has been forthcoming.