According to the Daily Mail, Liverpool and Aston Villa have both become alert to the talent of Leeds United youngster Lewis Cook.
The 17-year-old has been a first team regular for the Whites this season and largely impressed, despite his tender years.
Cook is a natural in possession and is tipped to be one of the brightest talents to come out of Leeds' academy in some time, so it is hardly surprising that he is being linked in the media with top clubs.
The Daily Mail asserts that the young prospect, who has been capped at England youth level, has been watched by scouts of Liverpool and Villa over recent weeks, with both clubs keeping an eye on his progression at Elland Road.
Cook has made 25 appearances for the Whites this campaign and started in the side's 1-1 draw with Birmingham City, where Villa scouts were reportedly in attendance.
If he were to move to the Midlands outfit this month he would follow in the footsteps of Fabian Delph, who graduated at Leeds before progressing his career with Villa.