Hoffenheim defender Melayro Bogarde has reportedly emerged as a transfer target for Aston Villa and Barcelona.
Despite only turning 18 years of age in May, Bogarde has made four first-team appearances for the German side, including three from the starting lineup.
However, the centre-back's contract is due to expire in 2021, inevitably leading to persistent speculation regarding his future.
According to Bild, Villa and Barcelona are among a number of European clubs who are bidding to sign the teenager next year.
Bogarde may wait to see what offers he receives during the January window before making a decision on his next move.