Manchester United and Chelsea are reportedly monitoring Marquinhos's situation at Paris Saint-Germain. The centre-back is frustrated with limited playing time under Laurent Blanc as he started only in seven league matches this season and has fallen down the pecking order, behind his compatriots Thiago Silva and David Luiz.
The Daily Mail claims the Red Devils and the Premier League champions are keen on giving the Brazil international an escape route as both the clubs are looking to secure his services. Louis van Gaal decided against signing a central defender in the summer after failing to land Real Madrid star Sergio Ramos.
Chelsea were interested in landing Everton defender John Stones. The Blues saw their multiple approaches turned down by the Merseyside club as they were not willing to let the England international leave Goodison Park.
Marquinhos was linked with a move to United and Chelsea in the past. He snubbed a chance to leave the Ligue 1 winners and signed a contract extension in March 2015, which will keep him at Parc des Princes until 2019.
Any move for the 21-year-old in the January transfer window looks unlikely as PSG progressed to the knockout stages of the Champions League. Should he fail to get regular playing time in the second half of the season, Marquinhos has suggested that he will consider his future in the summer.
"Like everybody, I am always thinking about getting into the starting XI," Marquinhos told Journal du Dimanche. "But you have to respect the coach's decision and that of the board. I will continue to work in order to get my place.
"But it is true that there will be a moment where I want more. We cannot always be used to the bench. Six months remain to win trophies and to try to become a starter. After that, we will see what happens."