Alex McLeish & David Moyes are both hoping to prise Valencia's out of favour Serbian monster Nikola Zigic from Mestalla for a cut-price £6million deal in the New Year.
The 6ft 8in hitman has featured just twice in La Liga for Los Che this campaign, and is another desperate to secure regular first-team football in order to cement his place in Serbia's squad for next summer's World Cup finals.
A loan move to Racing Santander yielded a remarkable squad-best 13 goals from jujust 19 Primera Division appearances last term, but he has not been able to take that form back with him to the Mestalla.
Valencia shelled out £20million for the target man back in 2007, but the big Serb has been a monumental flop for the Spanish giants, despite boasting a decent international record of 16 goals from 41 appearances.
Birmingham and Everton scouts were present as Zigic grabbed the winner in Serbia's recent 1-0 win over South Korea in a friendly at Craven Cottage, and are set to tussle for the 29-year-old at a bargain price.
McLeish has been promised he will have money to spend in January by new owner Carson Yeung, and will be eager to recruit a new striker, with current Cameron Jermone and Christian Benitez looking worryingly goal-shy.
Moyes meanwhile, will also be keen to add to his injury-ravaged squad after a disappointing start to the season which has seen them win just four from 13 Premier League games.