Premier League trio Chelsea, Manchester United and Liverpool are all waiting to hear back from Real Madrid about the availability of Xabi Alonso, reports the Daily Star.
Real Madrid midfielder Alonso's current contract runs out at the end of the season, which means the La Liga giants could decide to cash in on the Spain international in January.
Alonso can speak to sides outside of Spain from January so could either sign a pre-contract with one of his potential suitors, demand a move in the new year or extend his stay at Real Madrid.
Former Liverpool star Alonso was said to be keen on signing a new deal to stay at the Santiago Bernabeu, however reports in Spain claim his Real Madrid future is now in doubt.
Alonso has been told he has to wait two to three weeks before opening any kind of negotiations with Carlo Ancelotti's side.
Three Premier League sides are said to be monitoring the 32-year-old's contract situation.
Manchester United boss David Moyes is desperate to land a world-class central midfielder in January and has identified Alonso as the ideal man for the job.
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is also keen on signing Alonso, as the pair worked together for three years at Real Madrid.
And Liverpool are said to be interested in bringing Alonso back to Anfield - either in January or next summer.