Paraguay international Lucas Barrios has opened the door for a January move to the Premier League by indicating that his future with Chinese giants Guangzhou Evergrande is in doubt.
The 28-year-old has stated that his agent is looking into the possibility of a transfer:
“My agent is going to China to discuss my future with the Guangzhou Evergrande board,” he is quoted by SkySports.
“I am happy that clubs in Italy, England and Germany are tracking me and I want to play there.”
The South American hit-man shot to fame at Borussia Dortmund, where he had a strike rate of nearly one-in-two during the 2009-2012 seasons.
Despite this, he slipped down the pecking order with Bundesliga champions and departed for China in a big money deal.
Barrios has made just a handful of appearances for his new team, but has been very vocal in his desire to move on, due to failing to acclimatise to his new surroundings.
Guangzhou Evergrande are one of the richest teams in the Chinese Super League and pay star midfielder Dario Conca a rumoured £200,000-per-week.