Sky Sports understands that Everton and Fulham are both considering making a January move for Newcastle full-back Danny Simpson.
The 25-year-old has emerged as one of the best right-backs in the Premier League after joining the club from Manchester United in 2009.
He has, though, just 18 months left on his deal and talks over a fresh contract have so far failed to reach a successful conclusion.
Now his situation has alerted a number of clubs who are monitoring him and are contemplating a move.
Sky Sports understands that both Everton and Fulham are amongst those keen on landing Simpson.
However, Sky Sports has also learned that Simpson's overwhelming desire is to remain on Tyneside and sign a new contract with the club.