Craig Levein is trying to convince Hull winger Cameron Stewart to opt to play for Scotland rather than England.
The Scotland manager is interested in recruiting the 20-year-old former Manchester United youth player, who has already represented England from under-17 to under-20 level.
But as Stewart's mother is Scottish, Levin hopes to persuade him to make the switch, telling the Scottish Sun: "We have spoken to Cameron."
He added: "Mick Oliver (Scotland team scout) has done a lot of the work and we're keeping an eye on him.
"There's an ongoing dialogue.
"It's just a matter of watching him and seeing how he's doing. He's made us aware he'd be interested.
"Cameron's playing regularly for Hull, but he had an injury when he was out for a long time.
"We're just monitoring him right now, but he's definitely one we know about."
Stewart spent nine months on the sidelines with a cruciate knee injury before scoring on his return to action in Nick Barmby's first game in charge.
He was named in a Scotland under-17 squad in 2008 but did not take up the offer and even though he has played for England he could switch for either Scotland Under-21s or the senior squad.