Glasgow Rangers are lining up a bid for Fulham's Chris Baird.
The Scottish giants want the Northern Ireland defender to join former Whites midfielder Steven Davis at Ibrox as they strive to get back in touch with Celtic at the top of the SPL.
However, any deal for the out-of-favour Irishman would probably be on a loan basis initially with cash-strapped Rangers only able to meet Fulham's asking price of around £1.5m in the summer.
Baird has plugged any gaps this season left by the regular pairing of Aaron Hughes and Brede Hangeland in the heart of defence, but his £3m-move from Southampton in June 2007 has been a disaster for the most part.
Once former Fulham boss Lawrie Sanchez was sacked, Baird's fortunes took a dip as well with only one Premiership start this campaign.
However, current Whites manager Roy Hodgson will be reluctant to let Baird go with clubs lining up a £6m bid for Hangeland.