Conor Gallagher is on the radar of England boss Gareth Southgate, The Sun reports.
The newspaper suggest Gallagher is close to making the step up to international level after impressing on loan at Crystal Palace from Chelsea this season.
Having impressed on loan at Charlton and then Swansea, the midfielder also caught the eye for West Brom in the Premier League last season despite them being relegated.
And he has been in fine form for Palace, prompting speculation that he could be involved for England soon.
However, Palace boss Patrick Vieira has suggested that Gallagher, 21, is not yet ready for a call-up.
“This is the biggest problem in our world, when we have one or two performances, we always think that he deserves a national call and I still believe that he needs to be more consistent in his performance,” Vieira said, as reported by the Evening Standard.
“I think he has abilities but I believe — as well — it is too early for the call for him.
“He still has to improve but all the credit to Chelsea because he’s not just a really good footballer, he’s a good human being and he’s a really good person as well.
“We’ve been working with him and talking with him and I think his time will come.
“But first what he needs to do is to perform on a consistent basis to allow him to go higher to the international level, but he needs to perform well week in week out with us, with the Under-21s and that will allow him to go to the national team – but at the moment I think his focus has to be with us.
“How can he repeat these kind of performances that he’s had over the last couple of matches.”