Port Vale star Joe Anyon could be set for a move to Scotland after a couple of SPL clubs were strongly linked, skysports.com understands.
The highly-rated 22-year-old goalkeeper could move north of the border for nothing at the end of the season, should he opt to leave Vale Park.
A number of Premier League and Championship clubs also continue to scout Anyon - who has already played nearly 100 first-team games for Vale.
Vale, now in League Two, know they will find it hard to keep hold of one of their prized assets and could cash in on him this month instead of risking losing him for nothing at the end of the season.
Dundee United and Motherwell are now believed to be heading the chase for Anyon and the fact they could land him for nothing in the summer is sure to be a big appeal to the Scottish sides.