Could Leicester City boss Claude Puel rival linked pair Southampton and West Bromwich Albion for Gibson's signature.
Middlesbrough's Ben Gibson and Pontus Jansson of Leeds United are two of the players that Southampton have on their radar.
West Bromwich Albion have been linked with the Middlesbrough man if their experienced stopper leaves.
Rather than pursuing Sunderland's Lamine Kone should Everton consider these Championship centre-backs from Middlesbrough, Reading and Wolves instead?
West Bromwich Albion are reportedly considering making a fresh move for Middlesbrough defender Ben Gibson during the January transfer window.
The Middlesbrough defender is said to feature on West Bromwich Albion's radar should Jonny Evans depart.
Everton were linked with Ben Gibson in the summer but would have a major challenge convincing the defender to leave Middlesbrough.
West Bromwich Albion were linked with Filip Benkovic and Ben Gibson in the summer.
Everton are reportedly tracking Middlesbrough's Dael Fry.
It seems inevitable that Newcastle United will have to ward off interest for Jamaal Lascelles in the coming months.
Players from Leeds United, Aston Villa, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Middlesbrough are amongst HITC Sport's eight who are too good for the Championship.
In the end it was Ben Gibson, to whom Middlesbrough means so much, who best summed up the sense of devastation at demotion.
West Ham United are the current favourites to land the 24-year-old, but could Newcastle United tempt him to Tyneside instead?