The interest in Rangers defender Madjid Bougherra is mounting, skysports.com understands.
Rangers have insisted that they do not want to let the Algerian international leave Ibrox just over six months after he signed for them.
Bougherra arrived in the summer from Charlton and he has made a huge impact.
However, his excellent form has caught the attention of a host of clubs south of the border, and a number of Premier League side are ready to test Rangers' resolve.
It is believed a bid of around £4million could tempt the Scottish giants into selling and they are bracing themselves for a number of bids.
Newcastle are known admirers of the 26-year-old and are ready to make a move, but they are not the only interested party.
Sunderland, Bolton and Wigan are also ready believed to be gearing up bids.