A top Italian club have set their sights on Uruguay international Sebastian Coates, his agent Matias Pittini has told Goal.com.
The 20-year-old was a revelation at the Copa America and helped Uruguay lift the title after beating Paraguay 3-0 in the final on Sunday.
Coates' sensational performances have caught the eye in Serie A and Europe where a number of top clubs are looking at him.
Reports have suggested Inter, Juventus and AC Milan are all showing an appreciation for the starlet, and the agent told Goal.com that the interest is far reaching.
"In Italy a great team, a historic side, and a very important club have asked me about Coates," the agent told Goal.com.
"In the last week I have received around 20 calls from European clubs from England, Spain, Italy and even the Ukraine.
"It's not a question of money, but we are looking for a serious project.
"There is a chance in Italy, but it is difficult. What historic team in Italy? [You must] think about it, but I cannot reveal the name."
Coates is currently tied to Uruguayan side Nacional.