SOUTHEND United goalkeeper Daniel Bentley is said to be on Millwall's radar.
Chief scout Mick Harford and U21s coach Neil Harris saw Bentley keep a clean sheet for the Shrimpers as they beat Hartlepool 1-0 last month.
And now reports in Essex claim the Lions, along with Burnley, Nottingham Forest, Queens Park Rangers and Bristol City, could make a bid for the 21-year-old.
Bentley, who has a towering 6ft 4in frame and has made almost 100 appearances for Southend, was considered for an England U21 call-up earlier this season.
He was linked with a move to the Premier League last summer and has two years remaining on his deal at Roots Hall.
And now Southend boss Phil Brown has revealed he expects offers to come in for Bentley next month.
"There has been a lot of enquiries made about Daniel and I certainly expect a bid to be made for him during the January transfer window," Brown said.
Speaking to the Southend Echo, Brown added: "I obviously want to keep him at the club but it will be a challenge for me and a challenge for the football club as well.
"Personally, I want January to come and go as quickly as possible and that Daniel will still be our player by the end of it."