Andrea Ranocchia has put a whole host of top Premier League clubs including Arsenal and Manchester United on red alert by making it clear he is unhappy at Inter Milan, with the defender reportedly considering handing in transfer request to force through a San Siro exit.
The Italy international has found his regular starting spot in a three-man Inter backline under threat since Walter Mazzarri took charge, putting the versatile defender on the radar of Europe's leading clubs.
Ranocchia was left on the bench for a Serie A clash with Sampdoria and is thought to be so angry with that omission he is considering asking to leave Inter in January, according to The Express.
The 25-year-old's situation is being monitored by the Gunners, United, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur, as the quartet consider bolstering their squads when the window opens next month.
Inter have previously offered Ranocchia the chance to discuss a new contract on more than one occasion, but have been knocked back each time.
Nerazzurri boss Mazzarri is planning to reshape the squad in the next 12 months with the backing of new owners, giving Premier League powerhouses confidence that a substantial offer for Ranocchia would be successful.
With the World Cup looming large Ranocchia is also thought to be open to the idea of moving on loan in search of first-team football, refusing to commit his long-term future to the Serie A giants.