Barcelona are ready to offload Alex Song in this transfer window and are ready to sell the central-midfielder to either of Liverpool, Manchester United, Aston Villa or Everton.
As reported by The Daily Star, it has been suggested that the quartet of Premier League clubs have all shown an interest in the Ivorian ace, with Italian duo AC Milan and Inter Milan also considering the Barcelona outcast.
Song wants return
The same report has suggested that the midfielder wants a return to England, having previously spent seven years in north London at Arsenal. He's endured a difficult time at the Nou Camp of late after struggling to make an impact in the club's first-team.
And, with Barcelona ready to sell, a move away from the Nou Camp only appears to be a matter of time for the ex-Arsenal man. It remains to be seen, however, as to whether the English clubs step up their interest in his services before the close of the window.
The same report has suggested that Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal could make a move for the midfielder if he fails to land Chilean ace Arturo Vidal in this transfer window.
The Red Devils are certainly in need of improvement in the middle of the park after the likes of Marouane Fellaini, Tom Cleverley and Co. struggled to make an impact at the Theatre of Dreams last term. Song would certainly give United another option ahead of the 2014/15 campaign, but United fans will still be hoping the club can pull off a deal for Vidal.
However, with Merseyside duo Liverpool and Everton, as well as Villa, interested in the 26-year-old, Song may yet have a big decision to make regarding his future. He'd certainly prove a major coup for Liverpool as they embark upon a Champions League season.
Brendan Rodgers is seemingly intent on improving his Liverpool squad, and Song would add competition to the likes of Steven Gerrard and Jordan Henderson. Everton, meanwhile, will be desperate to make the jump into Europe's elite competition under Roberto Martinez, and Song would slot in nicely alongside the likes of Gareth Barry and Co. at Goodison Park.
Aston Villa will be looking to improve on last season's mediocre campaign, but they will do well to beat some of Europe's big-boys for the player's signature.