Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur will have been put on alert after Barcelona winger Cristian Tello admitted he may have to leave Camp Nou if his current plight continues.
Tello has struggled to get playing time under new manager Tata Martino, making only two La Liga starts so far this season, and has gone public with his frustration over the lack of minutes, admitting he will consider his future.
Liverpool and Spurs have both been credited with an interest in the 22-year-old graduate of Barcelona's famed la Masia academy, but any hopes they had of signing him appeared to have been dashed when he signed a new contract with the Catalan club in the summer.
Andre Villas-Boas' side are struggling badly to score in the Premier League and Tello would bring something of a goal threat from wide areas, though Spurs already have an abundance of wingers.
Meanwhile, Brendan Rodgers does not have a great deal of pace down the flanks and recently admitted he would be looking to bring in some reinforcements to the Anfield club when the January transfer window reopens.
Liverpool's early season good form has deserted them and they have won just twice in their last six matches, now an injury to striker Daniel Sturridge has further damaged their hopes of maintaining a title challenge.
Tello could provide a possible solution to the problems being suffered by Liverpool and Spurs, but they may have to convince him to consider his future before the end of the season.
"If I don't play enough this season, I'll consider leaving. It would be a difficult step, but I want to play," he is quoted as saying by Sport.
"Now I'm not yet thinking about other clubs. Tata told me at the start of the season that we, the youngsters, would get our chances."