Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester United and Tottenham have stepped up their interest in Nottingham Forest youngster Tyler Walker, according to the Sunday People.
The prodigious son of former England defender Des Walker, has been in brilliant form over the past season, scoring a hattrick for Forest in their FA Cup Youth tie game against West Bromwich Albion last month.
The 18-year-old's performance is being monitored by clubs across the country and the quartet are planning a shock swoop in the summer for the youngster to fill their ranks and prepare for the future.
However, Forest have been extremely impressed by his performance and are willing to offer him a first team spot, something which would be a difficult proposition in other top clubs.
The lure of first team action can hold him back from a move for a couple of years, during which his development could pay higher dividends for Forest, especially with the new TV deal in the Premier League pushing prices through the roof.
The striker is expected to start in their fifth round FA Cup clash against Middlesbrough at the Emirates, as the Gunners look to ease through in the quarter finals and secure their only realistic chance of a trophy for yet another year.
Liverpool have also been proactive in their attempts to get the best talent from across Europe to Anfield, pushing Jordan Ibe into the first team, where he has been a revelation.
The Reds have also bought Divock Origi from Lille and sent him back on loan to the parent club until the end of the season and should see him travelling to Anfield after the season culminates.