Leicester City are trying to fend off interest in their head of player recruitment Eduardo Macia from a number of teams across Europe, including Manchester United and Milan.
The Spaniard moved to the King Power Stadium in 2016 following a brief stint with Real Betis in La Liga. It is Macia's second spell working in England, having previously worked as the chief scout at Liverpool.
Macia has seen his reputation across the continent grow tremendously during his short stay with Leicester City, and the 44-year-old is now being tipped for a move elsewhere.
The Daily Mail claim that Manchester United have shortlisted Macia in their search for a technical director, while Italian giants Milan are looking to persuade him to join Arsenal's former chief executive Ivan Gazidis at San Siro.
United were actually interested in appointing Macia two years ago when his time at Real Betis came to an end, prior to his move to Leicester City.
The timing of it all only strengthens the feeling that it's Manchester United TM rather than FC these days. Glazers making millions with the club in huge debt, and Mourinho's Frankenstein squad a bloated, expensive mess. A top director of football has to be the priority.— Tom Doyle (@TomJDoyle) September 25, 2018
West Ham were supposedly interested in Macia during the summer before they appointed Mario Husillos following advice from Manuel Pellegrini, while Aston Villa have also been linked with an ambitious move for the Spaniard.
Macia was initially brought in by the Foxes to fill the void left by Steve Walsh, who joined Everton two years ago. The well-renowned scout was credit with unearthing N'Golo Kanté, Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez.
Leicester City have attracted some big names to the club during Macia's time at the King Power Stadium thanks to his large number of contacts overseas. The club's 14 most expensive signings - only four of which came from teams in England - were brought in since he took over.