Queens Park Rangers forward Eberechi Eze may switch his international allegiance to Nigeria after representing England youth teams.
Nigeria Football Federation officials say they are working to ensure the 21-year-old play for the Super Eagles.
Eze was born in England to Nigerian parents and has featured for England at U20 level.
“They are still monitoring him, he is in the England U-21 side now, but very soon, he will be playing at a level higher than that. Once he gets to that stage, we will know.
“He is likely to play for Eagles. He came to our camp in London when we played Senegal in a friendly and he trained with the Eagles. He looks like someone who will come back home,” a source was quoted by Punch.
In September, Eze was handed a late call-up to the England U-21, a move seen by observers as part of efforts by English officials to block Nigeria’s bid for the player.