Poland international defender Sebastian Boenisch is being tracked by a number of Premier League clubs according to Sky Sports.
The 25-year-old is available on a free transfer after rejecting the offer of a new contract from German side Werder Bremen and looks to be on his way to England with Everton Newcastle and Reading all reportedly interested.
Boenisch’s agent recently admitted the his client would be considering his options over the summer and looked set to remain in the Bundesliga with Stuttgart until they pulled out of the race for his signature.
He told Kreiszeitung Syke newspaper: “It is a fact (that VfB Stuttgart have cancelled their offer to sign the player).
“There are other clubs that are keen. We are now going to investigate these options.
“I am not going to comment on any club names.”
Newcastle boss Alan Pardew is seeking defensive reinforcements ahead of the clubs return to European competition following a six-year absence with their player also fitting into their current transfer blueprint.
The Pole, who represented his country at the European Championships on home soil earlier this month , is primarily a left back but can also operate on the right and it’s that versatility, along with his status as a free agent, that is attracting Pardew.
David Moyes is also looking to bolster his back four but is once again navigating the summer window on a shoestring budget and is also tempted by the fact Boenisch doesn’t carry a transfer window.
And finally Reading manager Brian McDermott has identified the full back as a potential target as he plans for life back in the top flight having already brought free agents Gareth McLeary, Danny Guthrie and Pavel Pogrebnyak to the Madjeski Stadium.