Arsenal great Sol Campbell has held talks over the England U21 job.
The Sun reports it remains to be seen whether he will get the nod over the likes of current Under-17s chief Justin Cochrane and Liam Rosenior, who are also in the frame.
Campbell, who won 73 caps for the Three Lions, previously bossed Macclesfield and Southend.
Boothroyd is leaving this summer when his contract expires after presiding over a second successive group-stage exit from the Euros.
Prospective candidates have been encouraged to apply as the FA conducts a ‘formal open process’ to appoint the new boss.
Former Chelsea star Joe Cole spoke of his interest in the role last month but this week revealed he was given a ‘polite no’.