Skysports.com understand Everton's Gary Naysmith is a surprise target for Stuttgart.
The German side are in the market for a new left back and Naysmith is on their list of targets.
Stuttgart coach Armin Veh is believed to be a big fan of Naysmith and is monitoring his situation at Goodison Park.
Naysmith's future at Everton is uncertain as David Moyes has a plethora of left backs at his disposal with Nuno Valente and Alessandro Pistone battling Naysmith for a place in the side.
Stuttgart are thought to be willing to pay up to é¼1 million (£680,000) for Naysmith in a bid to lure him to Gottlieb-Daimler Stadion.
Celtic are also keeping tabs on Naysmith as they wait and see if their move for Michal Kadlec succeeds.
The SPL champions are keeping tabs on Naysmith and are lining up a move for the Scottish international as an alternative to Kadlec.