The Premiership's biggest clubs are tracking Micah Richards' new contract talks with Manchester City.
Richards's camp will open the bidding at £70,000 a week - a package that would take the teenager into a league of his own on the Eastlands payroll.
His bargaining position is strengthened by the knowledge that every top club at home and abroad are watching developments.
Both the club and the FA have received official notification that Richards is now being advised by his father.
No date has yet been set for negotiations to take place.