Skysports.com understands a number of Championship clubs are trailing Oldham captain Neal Eardley.
Eardley is highly-regarded at Oldham and he has broken into the Wales set-up this season, playing in two Euro 2008 qualifiers.
The 19-year-old has attracted the interest of a host of Championship clubs with scouts from several sides watching him in action this season.
Eardley has established himself as a key member of John Sheridan's side and the Boundary Park chief is determined to keep him at the club.
A number of Eardley's admirers are believed to be weighing up a move for the full-back before the close of the transfer window and Oldham would find it difficult to resist any substantial bids for his services.