Tottenham and Chelsea are skill interested in signing Ross Barkley despite the Everton midfielder facing three months out with a hamstring injury, according to The Telegraph.
Barkley is expected to undergo surgery after tearing his hamstring in training earlier this week.
The 23-year-old had just returned to action following groin surgery, so his latest injury will come as a particularly big personal blow.
Last month, Ronald Koeman claimed Barkley is almost certain to leave Goodison Park by the close of the summer transfer window.
Not long after those claims the Everton boss backtracked a little, suggesting the midfielder could still play a part for the Toffees this season.
The Telegraph reports that despite the injury, Spurs are still willing to negotiate a fee of around £25m for Barkley, who has just 12 months remaining on his current contract.
Chelsea also remain keen on signing the sidelined midfielder, so Tottenham might have to move quickly.