Brescia are interested in signing Barnsley defender Liam Lindsay, according to journalist Alan Nixon on Twitter.
The highly-rated centre-back is valued at around £3 million. European clubs can sign players on permanent deals until the end of August so Lindsay could still leave Barnsley this month.
The 22-year-old joined Barnsley last summer and impressed for the Tykes in the Championship last season despite their relegation to the third tier. His future at Oakwell has always been in doubt since they were relegated.
Italian Serie B side Brescia are showing a surprise interest in Lindsay and have enquired about signing him. They play their football in the second tier and finished 16th last season. They were last in Serie A in 2011.
They are keen to strengthen their defence in this transfer window and could raid Barnsley to sign their key defender.
Lindsay, who has played 45 games for Barnsley since making the move to England, started his career in his native Scotland Partick Thistle and rose through the youth ranks there. He broke into their first-team after enjoying loan spells at Scottish lower league sides Alloa Athletic and Airdrie as a youngster.
He went onto play 71 games for Partick in the Scottish Premier League before he was snapped up by Barnsley last year. He turned down a move to Oxford United in favour of a move to Yorkshire.
Liam Lindsay’s future is not set in stone at Barnsley and he could be on his way to Italy with Brescia showing an interest in him.