Bayern Munich defender Danijel Pranjic is being linked with a January move to England, as a host of Barclays Premier League clubs - most notably Tottenham and Arsenal continue to search for defensive recruits.
The 29-year-old Croatian international is available on a free transfer after falling out of favour under coach Jupp Heynckes, and his agent, Gino Culbertson has hinted his client would be interest in a transfer.
Gunners boss Arsene Wenger recruited the likes of Per Mertesacker in the summer window in an attempt to shore up Arsenal's backline.
But having made an unconvincing start to life at the Emirates Stadium, the frugal Frenchman may be tempted back into the market, and could be attracted by the fact that Pranjic wouldn't command a transfer fee.
Meanwhile, north London rivals Tottenham have defensive problems of their own, with long-term injuries to Michael Dawson and William Gallas - Spurs boss Harry Redknapp is left sweating on the fitness of club captain Ledley King.
After recently stating that any new arrivals at White Hart Lane in January would be unlikely, the opportunity to take such an experienced defender for free may be too good an opportunity to turn down.
"Danijel is available on a free transfer from Bayern Munich in January and I know he would be interested in a move to England," Culbertson told skysports.com.
"I am speaking to several clubs about Danijel and he would be a great signing as he has played at the highest level for club and country."
After Arsenal and Tottenham both failed in their attempts to sign Bolton defender Gary Cahill over the summer, the mid-season window could see the two rivals going head-to-head for Pranjic's signature.