Aston Villa are reportedly contemplating whether to join the race to sign Rangers defender Nathan Patterson.
The 20-year-old has broken into his club and country's senior ranks over the past 12 months, making 22 appearances for Rangers and earning six caps for Scotland.
Patterson, an attack-minded right-back, also netted his first international goal last week, and it appears that a number of clubs are beginning to take note.
Despite making just four starts in the Scottish Premiership, Patterson could be regarded as immediate like-for-like competition for Matty Cash.
The report adds that Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain and Atletico Madrid have also sent scouts to watch Patterson in recent months, further indication that at least one bid could be made in January.