The Sun reports that both Southampton and West Brom have entered the race to sign out-of-favour winger Scott Sinclair from Manchester City.
The 24-year-old, who has found himself surplus to requirements at City, is also wanted by Roberto Martinez at Everton, who are still thought to be leading the chase for the ex-Swans man.
It is rumoured both City and Sinclair prefer a move to the Merseyside outfit, where the player would be reunited with his manager from his Swansea days.
City are keen to offload the flop signing permanently, who managed just 11 League appearances having been signed by Mancini for an estimated £7 million.
Sinclair would not find appearances any easier to come by in the new season, with new coach Manuel Pellegrini adding a host of new signings which presumably signals the end of the England winger's stay in Manchester.
However, only Everton look set to be offering a permanent exit of the Etihad with West Brom limited to a restricted transfer budget owing to a considerable amount of cash set aside to sign former Chelsea forward Salomon Kalou.
Pochettino's newly reported interest could also be attractive for Sinclair, but no formal announcement has been made as of yet, which leaves the winger's future unclear.
It has been a difficult 12 months for the 24-year-old, who started his career at Chelsea before being loaned around the whole country eventually settling in South Wales.
Here, he displayed impressive performances scoring 19 goals in the Championship, playing an integral part in the club's promotion to the Premier League.
Swansea's attractive style of football gained the attention of several suitors for Sinclair, one of them Mancini. The Italian eventually signed the winger, who scored 8 goals in the Premier League for the Swans in their maiden season, for a fee believed to be in the region of £7 million.
However, the former Chelsea man was confined largely to warming the bench as City were beaten to the title by deadly rivals United.
Following this nightmarish season, perhaps he suffered his biggest lost so far, breaking up with girlfriend Helen Flanagan.
Write for GiveMeSport! Sign-up to the GMS Writing Academy here: http://gms.to/12evFlI
DISCLAIMER: This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.