Ajax midfielder Christian Eriksen will reportedly choose either Tottenham Hotspur or Liverpool, when he leaves the Dutch outfit.
The 21-year-old has refused to sign a new deal with the Amsterdam club and his contract is set to expire in 2014. The Denmark international has remained one of the most sought after young footballers ever since he broke into Ajax's first team in 2010 and was regularly watched by several top European clubs, including Manchester United.
However, according to the London Evening Standard, Tottenham and Liverpool, who are now scouting him "almost every week" have emerged favourites for his signature.
"Christian wants to play in the Premier League and we think he will do well there. The club had discussed the option of keeping him until the end of his contract but it makes sense now to sell," the newspaper quotes a source at Ajax.
"Liverpool and Spurs are scouting him almost every week. Arsenal are no longer interested and Man United are not on the scene. The club will not let him go cheaply so there is a long way to go but it seems likely he will move to Tottenham or Liverpool," the source pointed out.
Eriksen, who has 10 goals and 16 assists to his name from 36 appearances this season, is valued at around £14m. The report also claims Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is confident of driving down that figure to somewhere closer to £8m, given the player has just one year left on his contract.
Last month, Eriksen rejected the chance to extend his contract with Ajax.
"Christian has informed us that he doesn't want to sign a new contract right now. I think he and his agent want to see what opportunities present themselves this summer," Ajax technical director Marc Overmars revealed.
"We want him to stay here for at least two more years, but the day he leaves us, he will be ready to play for the very best. He's a player even the biggest clubs in the world could do with having in their squad," he added.