St Mirren midfielder John McGinn would prefer Paul McGowan to stay in Paisley rather than make a bid for his position.
Arsenal defender Carl Jenkinson is keen to take advantage if Bacary Sagna moves to Paris St Germain.
The 34-year-old has agreed terms with Blues and passed a medical but the club are waiting on a visa application before a one-month deal is completed.
Former Senegal international Diop, who helped West Ham to promotion to the Barclays Premier League last season, has impressed on trial at St Andrew's.
He has also played in England for Fulham and Portsmouth, with whom he won the FA Cup in 2008.