Everton are reportedly tracking Leeds United's Sam Bryam and Brentford's Moses Odubajo are rumours of a Man Utd bid for Seamus Coleman persist.
The Daily Mail claims Everton are interested in 21-year-old defender Bryam even if Coleman moves to Old Trafford.
The report says Everton have been tracking Bryam since David Moyes was in charge, with the defender graduating from Leeds' academy to become a first-team regular in that time.
Leeds would be unwilling sellers though and owner Massimo Cellino has valued Bryam at around £8million in an attempt to put off would-be suitors.
In a separate report it is claimed that Brentford's Odubajo is also seen as an alternative full-back target. The 21-year-old, who can also play right midfield, joined Brentford from Leyton Orient last summer and played a key role in their fifth place finish last season.
The links to Bryam and Odubajo will only increase fears that Man United are poised to make a bid for Ireland defender Coleman.
Some papers are valuing the 25-year-old at £15million - a pitifully low figure if you ask me. Coleman is up one of the best full-backs in the league, at the peak of his career and has four years left on his contract.
A fee upwards of £25million should be a minimum amount before Everton even consider selling Coleman - though remember United paid £30million for Luke Shaw last summer.
As summer speculation intensifies it looks like Everton fans need to get used to their key players being linked with a move away.
However, with the majority of them - including Coleman - on long-term deals it would only take ridiculous money for the club to part with them.
And it remains to be seen whether United or anyone else is prepared to meet such a valuation.