Roberto Martinez could be planning a transfer raid on his old club, although his potential target is also piquing interest elsewhere in Lancashire.
Wigan Athletic and Burnley are both keeping close tabs on Swansea City striker Jason Scotland, who has enjoyed a prolific couple of seasons in League One and the Championship with the Welsh outfit.
Roberto Martinez was today confirmed as the Latics' new boss, and the Spaniard could be set to annoy fans of his old club by prising the Trinidad & Tobago international away from the Liberty Stadium.
However, the player's agent has revealed that Athletic are not the only outfit chasing the striker, as Burnley, desperate to increase numbers and quality in their squad ahead of a potentially challenging debut campaign in the Premier League, are also weighing up a bid for the player.
Clarets boss Owen Coyle worked with the striker with Falkirk in Scotland, for whom the target man played before joining the Swans. Agent Mike Berry has hinted that the two Lancashire clubs are potential suitors today.
"I’ve heard nothing official but I wouldn’t be at all surprised if Roberto came in for Jason because he has had him before," Berry told Setanta Sports.
"I know that Roberto rates Jason very, very highly and thinks that he can play at the highest level so it’s a case of ‘watch this space’ really
"The other interesting one is Owen Coyle at Burnley who I know is very, very interested in Jason having had him before at St Johnstone. Once again, it’s a case of watch this space."