Manchester United and Chelsea are well-known admirers of Nathaniel Clyne and rumours suggest he is set for a big money move away from his club, Southampton.

The England right-back put the duo on red alert after speaking about his career ambitions and his hopes for the near future. He was at a Football Fighting Ebola fundraising event in London when he said:

"I see myself hopefully playing in the Champions League and competing for titles and trophies. That's what I'm aiming for," he said.

"I'm definitely ambitious. Every player would love to be playing Champions League and winning trophies and titles.

"That's what you play football for, that's the dream.

"'I would say Champions League is the next step in my progression. I think I need experience playing European football."

Manchester United lead the race for his signature but Chelsea and even Manchester City have been keeping tabs on his progress. Since signing from Crystal Palace in 2012, the 24-year-old has been excellent for the Saints, making 87 Premier League appearances and scoring three goals in the process. He has picked up four international caps for England with the manager, Roy Hodgson saying he is the number one choice at right back, presently.

A fee hasn't been mentioned yet but anyone looking to bring him to their club's will be looking to pay in the region of £20 million for his services with Southampton still keen to keep hold of their big stars.

Morgan Schneiderlin and Jay Rodriguez are also targets for some of the Premier League's elite clubs as Ronald Koeman will have his work cut out this summer.

Man Utd are expecting Rafael to leave Old Trafford this summer so they will need an out-and-out right back to replace him. Antonio Valencia has filled in, as well as Chris Smalling but both players have struggled in a position they're clearly uncomfortable with.

Clyne was also in our team of the season so far, which was carried out last month after his hugely impressive campaign and it's certainly been noticed all over the country.

Chelsea do have Branislav Ivanović and César Azpilicueta who are both excellent right backs, but with Ivanović now 31-years-old and the Spaniard being used as a left sided defender, José Mourinho is keen to bring in Clyne to bolster his already formidable back line.