Stoke City are in talks to sign Houston Dynamo defender Geoff Cameron, according to the American club's chairman Chris Canetti.
The versatile USA international was a member of the MLS All Star Team that played against Manchester United last summer, and he has continued to impress this season as his side sit fifth in the Eastern Conference.
His fine form has allegedly drawn interest from Everton and German side Schalke, but Stoke seem to have stolen a march on their rivals in the race for his signature by opening negotiations.
"I would say some dialogue has opened up in terms of what it might take to get it done," Canetti told the Houston Chronicle.
"They haven't made an official offer. I don't know how serious they are or if they're just kicking the tires. Right now there's just initial dialogue that's starting up."
Cameron himself is keeping his options open, but admits that a move to England could be too hard to resist.
"I wouldn't mind England. I've always wanted to play there. I'm not going to be picky," he said.
"I would love England. I think just overall the soccer there and the fan experience and just everything in general would be great."