The Western Mail and South Wales Echo are reporting that Cardiff City and Wales forward Craig Bellamy "is emerging as a genuine contender" to be the national team's next manager, with Chris Coleman's future in doubt.
The 34-year-old is due to play his last games for Wales as the World Cup qualifiers draw to a close this month, and could also retire from club football at the end of the season.
He has been a substitute in Cardiff's last two Premier League games.
Bellamy has spoken of wanting to get into management one day, and has passed his full A coaching licence with the FAW.
The papers are speculating he could work in tandem with Raymond Verheijen, the outspoken Dutchman who was Gary Speed's assistant.
Wales' current manager, Chris Coleman, revealed he is considering his future in the job last week, with a contract extension previously agreed, but remaining unsigned.