Skysports.com understands English duo Bolton Wanderers and Aston Villa are following Andreas Guardado.
The Mexico international is currently plying his trade with La Liga side Deportivo La Coruna but the midfielder could be heading to the Premier League in the summer.
Blackburn Rovers were said to have expressed an interest on Guardado in the January transfer window, but they instead added Jermaine Jones to the Ewood Park engine room.
And it now looks as though their Lancashire rivals Bolton, plus midlands giants Villa are leading the chase having sent scouts to watch the 24-year-old schemer.
Guardado, who is thought to command a fee of 9million Euros, was an integral member of Mexico's World Cup side last summer.
And Deportivo could be persuaded to part ways with the former Atlas performer given their financial difficulties and current predicament in the Primera Division.