Liverpool are on alert as Adam Johnson is reportedly considering his Manchester City future.
In the first half of Man City's title-winning Premier League campaign, the 24-year-old insisted he was happy at the Etihad Stadium, but he has also admitted that he would be prepared to leave the club should his international chances be hampered by a lack of first-team football.
And according to the Daily Mirror, Johnson is considering a move after missing out on England's Euro 2012 squad.
The winger did not come close to making Roy Hodgson's 23-man party, and after he was not even on the bench for City's last two home games of the season, knows he may have to move in order to try and impress the new England manager.
Summer arrivals at the Etihad are likely to further restrict his opportunities next season.
Liverpool have been showing interest in Johnson for some time, while Everton and Sunderland are also keen.
Whether Liverpool are still interested following the sacking of Kenny Dalglish as manager, however, remains to be seen.
A move to Anfield would see Johnson reunited with fellow winger Stewart Downing, who despite making a bright start to the season has come in for criticism in recent months for failing to score or create enough goals.
It is widely thought that Johnson would have taken Downing's place in the England squad for next month's European Championships if he had been playing more football in recent months.