The midfielder has enjoyed a fine campaign with the Yellow Submarine, having joined from Barcelona on a permanent deal last summer.
Indeed, that has viewed as a poor decision by the Catalan giants, who have already been linked with making a move to bring him back to the Nou Camp at the end of the season.
They inserted a buy-back clause into his current deal when they sold him and have the option to bring him back for €3million, around £2.3million.
Should they not take up that option though, there are several Premier League sides all interested in his services too.
They are London duo Arsenal and Tottenham as well as his former clubs Manchester City who are all interested in making a move for him, according to Marca.
The Gunners seem the most keen, having sent a scout to watch the midfielder take on Liverpool in the Europa League last week.
City on the other hand are eager to rectify their mistake in allowing him to leave for the Nou Camp three years ago, when he joined Barcelona B for a meagre £1.1million.
Unfortunately for them and his other English suitors though, they would have to pay big money to secure him, with Villarreal not keen to sell and having already rejected a big money bid from Zenit St Petersburg last winter.