Sky Sports understands Aston Villa and Arsenal are mulling over moves for Blackburn defender Scott Dann.
He was a target for both clubs in the summer prior to making the switch to Ewood Park from relegated Birmingham.
Alex McLeish worked with the centre-back at St Andrew's and is still admirer so it is understood that he is now considering a January swoop.
Villa's defence is in need of strengthening with doubts over the futures of James Collins and Richard Dunne, and it is believed they would be willing to offer Collins plus cash to Blackburn for Dann.
Arsenal are also thought to be monitoring developments due to the injury crisis at Emirates Stadium and Arsene Wenger may decide to recruit reinforcements.
The Frenchman had doubts about Dann at the start of the season after a long lay-off but he has played regularly this season for Rovers.
It is understood that Blackburn would consider selling for the right offer but they do not want to lose Dann and Chris Samba, who has expressed a desire to leave.
If Rovers decide to sell Dann, they will be especially determined to keep Samba, and Steve Kean announced earlier on Thursday that two bids from an unnamed club had been rejected for the Congolese player.