Skysports.com understands Southend and Hull are chasing Motherwell striker Richie Foran.
Foran is weighing up his future at Motherwell with his current contract due to expire in the summer.
The news has alerted a number of clubs who are considering making moves for the Irishman.
Southend and Hull are both in the market for a new striker as they look to bring in a goalscorer to aid their survival bids in the Championship.
Foran's representative Clive Hart admitted several sides were keeping tabs on Foran's situation.
"There are one or two clubs who are having a look at Richie," Hart told skysports.com.
"His contract is up in the summer and he is weighing up his future.
"Motherwell have suggested they would like to talk over a new deal, but nothing has happened so far.
"Richie is not rushing into anything and he is keeping his options open."
Motherwell are loath to lose the talented forward but they could decide to cash in on Foran this month rather than risk losing him for nothing at the end of the season.