Negredo could become the latest Sevilla player to come to England.
Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United have been put on alert after Sevilla striker Alvaro Negredo has decided he wants to leave the La Liga side to further his career.
Negredo is also targeted by Atletico Madrid as they seek a replacement for £50m AS Monaco forward Radamel Falcao, with the Spaniards perhaps having the advantage due to their qualification to the Champions League next season.
Sevilla president Jose Maria del Nido has admitted that the 27-year-old has expressed his desire to leave the club and a deal in the near future is likely.
“He said he wants to develop and that he wants to play in the Champions League,” del Nido was quoted in El Mundo.
“One of the interested teams is Atletico Madrid and the other is outside of Spain. Sevilla will choose the best offer.
“In this case, the player wants to go, we are kind of forced to negotiate.”
According to football website transfermarkt.com Negredo is likely to set any potential buyer back at least £17.5m, with the Spain international being on the back of a brilliant season at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium.
The striker scored 31 goals in 42 appearances for the side in 2012/13 and has netted 86 times in four seasons at Sevilla since a £13.2m transfer from Real Madrid in 2009.
West Ham have already had a £15m bid for Negredo rejected, but with the Hammers’ lack of European football and recent arrival of expensive forward Andy Carroll, the east London club are least probable to sign the Spaniard.
Spurs are a more likely prospect, although their lack of Champions League football may see the north London side miss out to Atletico in the race for Negredo’s signature.
Sevilla have already sold two players to England in Antonio Luna to Aston Villa and the transfer of Luis Alberto to Liverpool.