Real Zaragoza have refused to rule out a move for Accrington Stanley star Jimmy Ryan.
It is believed that Brighton manager Gus Poyet has tipped off his former club about the potential of the former Liverpool trainee.
On the back of this it is reported that Zaragoza president Agapito Iglesias dispatched scouts to check on the 22-year-old midfielder.
Zaragoza are locked in a relegation battle in La Liga and the club say they have to concentrate on those matters before looking at their squad.
"We have received reports and it is normal we are analysing our options," a Zaragoza source confirmed to skysports.com.
"But our main objective is to continue in the Primera Division and after that we will work on the question of reinforcements."