Manchester City midfielder Adam Johnson is ready to quit the Etihad Stadium after missing out on a place in England's Euro 2012 squad, with Tottenham, Newcastle and Sunderland leading the race for his signature.
According to the Daily Mail, the 24-year-old is disappointed that a lack of first-team action for the Premier League title winners has cost him inclusion in Roy Hodgson's squad to travel to Poland and Ukraine this summer.
Spurs boss Harry Redknapp is weighing up a move for Johnson as he looks to strengthen his White Hart Lane squad ahead of the new campaign, but it is unclear how he will be able to guarantee the player regular action in north London, with the likes of Gareth Bale and Aaron Lennon currently occupying the wide areas.
The Citizens paid £7million to sign Johnson from Middlesbrough in 2010, and will want to at least break even if they are to let him leave this summer.
With current wages of around £50,000-a-week Sunderland may be priced out of a move for the England winger, who remains on standby for the Three Lions for the European Championships.
Newcastle will be able to meet both Johnson's valuation and wage demands, so the likelihood is the Manchester City star will have a choice between Alan Pardew's Magpies side, and Tottenham.