Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur are braced for a transfer battle over QPR midfielder Alejandro Faurlin, according to reports.
The £10 million-rated Argentine international has impressed this term in the Barclays Premier League with a string of consistent performances, alerting Italian giants Inter Milan over his ability too.
And Goal.com now claims that the three aforementioned clubs could face-off for the 25-year-old's signature, with the January transfer window a possible time for the move.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has reportedly had the player scouted on a number of occasions, with the French manager an admirer of the former Instituto star.
The Gunners have been linked with a handful of creative midfielders following Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri's summer departures from the Emirates, with Mario Gotze continuously placed on the Arsenal radar.
Spurs, meanwhile, are being linked with a move for the player as a possible replacement for Luka Modric.
The Croatian international was heavily linked with a move away from White Hart Lane, but Daniel Levy held firm in the face of a £40 million offer to keep the playmaker at Tottenham Hotspur.
Further bids are expected for the 26-year-old though, and should the former Dinamo Zagreb starlet's head be turned again, Spurs may have to look elsewhere in an effort to replace his creativity.
Whether Faurlin is the right man for that job remains to be seen, and Arsenal are unlikely to let their north London neighbours add the player without a fight.
That could be what happens though, with Harry Redknapp sharing Wenger's admiration in the player, and the onus will fall on Neil Warnock to try and keep Faurlin at Loftus Road.