Premiership clubs are in on red alert after Lukas Podoloski demanded a transfer from Bayern Munich today.

Tottenham were strongly linked with a move for Podolski after his heroics in Austria and Switzerland, along with Manchester City, but Bayern decided not to cash in.

"I have made my mind up that I would like to leave the club in the winter," he told Bild newspaper. "I have already told the management that I want to leave this winter."

Former club Cologne have first option on him, should Bayern decide to accept a transfer request from a player who has scored 31 goals in 60 games for Germany.