Skysports.com understands Newcastle and Derby have joined the chase for Everton forward James Vaughan.
Toffees boss David Moyes has confirmed the club are willing to loan out Vaughan so that he can work on his fitness and get regular first-team action under his belt.
Middlesbrough were thought to be leading the hunt for Vaughan, but now Championship rivals Newcastle and Derby have made their interest known.
The Magpies are in the market for striking reinforcements after losing Shola Ameobi to injury and have been linked with the likes of Diomansy Kamara and Marlon Harewood.
Derby are keen to bring Vaughan to Pride Park as they look to end their poor run of form and Rams boss Nigel Clough believes a new striker will give his side a fresh impetus.
Everton are expected to evaluate all the offers for Vaughan before deciding where is best to loan out the England Under-21 international.