The agent of Barcelona midfielder Alex Hleb has confirmed interest arriving from England.

Manchester City, Aston Villa and Sunderland head a host of clubs across Europe tracking the attacking midfielder.

Hleb, 28, is currently on loan at Stuttgart following a dismal first season with Barcelona after his £11.8m move from the Gunners in the summer of 2008.

Now he could be set for a return to England and his agent, Uli Ferber, has revealed interest from Premier League clubs.

Ferber said: "For now, he is looking forward to going back to Barcelona but he has good memories of England from his time at Arsenal.

"He likes English football and there has been interest from Premier League clubs."