PSV Eindhoven admit that their pursuit of Mark van Bommel may be scuppered by intervention from a Premier League team.
The reigning Dutch champions are keen to the midfielder back to his homeland over the summer.
The midfielder is currently in the final year of his contract at Bayern Munich, but his future is shrouded in uncertainty.
“His club Bayern Munich want to become the German champions, they will not let him go during the winter break,” PSV director Jan Reker told Studio Voetbal.
“But reports that Mark isn’t interested in a new PSV adventure are untrue.
“Van Bommel never said ‘no’ to PSV, but if he can join a big club in England, like Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea or Manchester United, he will go there.”
Meanwhile, Andre Ooijer, another former PSV player, has been linked with a return to the club.
“Yes, something must happen,” added Reker.
“With that in mind, Andre Ooijer is an option.
“We have had no contact, but we are thinking about that.”