FC Basel defender Fabian Schar is wanted by three European giants as Borussia Dortmund, Inter Milan and Arsenal are all ready to make New Year moves for the centre-back.
According to reports in Spain, the trio of clubs have been monitoring the Swiss star's performances, and after an impressive World Cup in Brazil, the three clubs are all readying bids for the 22-year-old.
Schar was expected to complete a big transfer away from his homeland in the summer, but no potential move materialised, and he was left at Basel for the new season, but his expected transfer could happen as soon as January, with Arsenal the favourites to sign the Switzerland international.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, is in dire need of defensive reinforcements, with just six first-team options, and with Mathieu Debuchy now set for an extended stay on the sidelines, Wenger now only has five fit defenders; one right-back, two centre-backs and two left-backs.
The Gunners boss was keen on signing Matija Nastasic from Manchester City in the summer, as a replacement for Thomas Vermaelen, but they failed with a late bid and will now turn their attentions to Schar, who was also on their list just behind the young Serbian.
However, Arsenal will face stiff competition from German giants Dortmund, and Italian side Inter Milan, who are both keen on making defensive reinforcements.
Inter are currently going through a transformation stage and are keen to add quality to their squad in order to bring the glory days back to the San Siro, and Schar is seen as a perfect partner for recent-signing, Nemanja Vidic.
The former-Champions League winners have had a bad spell since Jose Mourinho's treble-winning season, and the club are desperate to turn their fortunes around, with the owner supplying funds for the club to make big-name signings.
As for Dortmund, despite already having a solid defence, there may still be worry that Mats Hummels may be on his way in January, with Manchester United expected to make a formal bid.