Sheffield United have approached Motherwell for permission to speak to their manager Stuart McCall about the vacancy at Bramall Lane.
The League One club are in search of a new boss following
the departure of Danny Wilson in April.
It is understood Motherwell have acknowledged the approach from the Blades but that no major developments are imminent.
McCall had dismissed speculation linking him with Sheffield United.
Motherwell finished their season on Sunday with a 2-0 defeat by St Johnstone but McCall's side had already clinched second place in the Scottish Premier League and a place in next season's Europa League qualifiers.
And, speaking after the the match McDiarmid Park, McCall said: "It's a story that's not worth speaking about because it's all speculation.
"I've never as a player, coach or manager sought to go elsewhere.
"I've always been happy here and if anything at all ever comes up and is put to me that is the time we'll talk about it, but at this moment in time it's been pure speculation.
"I think when you've had a decent season, or a couple of decent seasons which I've been fortunate to have, then speculation will grow.
"As far as I'm concerned, my full focus is on here all the time."
McCall, who took over at Fir Park midway through season 2010-11, signed a new two-year deal with Motherwell in March.