Republic of Ireland boss Giovanni Trapattoni is looking to boost his squad options by persuading Tottenham duo Jamie O’Hara and Kyle Naughton to turn their back on England.
The Italian is looking to exploit the new ruling set by FIFA that enables young players to switch nations, even though they may have represented their country at U21 Level.
According to reports in the News of the World Jamie O’Hara and Kyle Naughton are two of the four players that Trapattoni is hoping to lure to the Emerald Isle, as he looks to rebuild the Irish side after their World Cup disappointment.
Trapattoni said: “We need to have more options up front because if we had have qualified for the World Cup, we would have had matches every three days.
“Getting a striker is important for us. We have a list of players we are after. We are monitoring the situation and someone on our behalf has asked the players if they want to play with us.
“One or two are not sure because they can also play for the England Under-21s.”
The other two players that Trapattoni is reportedly looking at is Gary McSheffrey and Kevin Nolan.