Skysports.com understands Stoke and West Brom are chasing Monaco defender Cedric Mongongu.
Monaco are resigned to losing their top stars following their relegation from Ligue 1 and Mongongu is among their most avaluable assets.
The 22-year-old has been linked with the likes of Arsenal and AC Milan in the past after impressing at Monaco over the last few seasons.
Stoke and West Brom are eyeing moves for the powerful stopper as they both look to bolster their defensive options this summer.
Potters boss Tony Pulis is in the market for a new centre-half and has been linked with a move for Birmingham's Scott Dann, but he could switch his attentions to Mongongu if he misses out on Dann.
West Brom manager Roy Hodgson is keen to shore up his rearguard and he could move for Mongongu, who is thought to be available for £3.5million.