Crystal Palace and Swansea are among a host of clubs chasing Grimsby Town star Siriki Dembele, HITC Sport understands.
Dembele has been a revelation for Grimsby since joining the club in the summer from the Nike Academy after a successful trial at Blundell Park.
The skilful attacker has started all 20 of Grimsby's League Two games so far this season and has established himself as a key man in Russell Slade's side.
Dembele has scored four goals and created three assists in those 20 games and he was rewarded for his impressive form by winning October's EFL Young Player of the Month award.
The 21-year-old's outstanding displays have not gone unnoticed among clubs higher up the football pyramid with scouts from Premier League and Championship clubs flocking to Grimsby to cast an eye over the exciting forward.
Siriki, who is the older brother of Celtic wonderkid Karamoko Dembele (pictured above), is earning a reputation as one of the most promising attacking talents in the Football League and interested parties are ready to test Grimbsy's resolve to hang onto him.
Crystal Palace and Swansea are both looking to strengthen their attacking options during next month's transfer window and Dembele has emerged on their radar as someone who could make an impact for them.
The Premier League pair are battling to stay up this season and they are both prepared to add to their squad in January to boost their survival hopes.
Grimsby are reluctant to lose their prize asset having only signed him in the summer, but they are bracing themselves for interest in Dembele in January, with Palace and Swansea at the forefront of that.