Sheffield Wednesday are said to be keen on Peterborough United forward Jack Marriott, according to the Daily Mail.
Marriott has hit 32 goals this term for Posh, which makes him the Football League’s top scorer.
The 23-year-old looks almost certain to leave Posh, if Steve Evans’ side fail to be promoted, and Wednesday are believed to be among the interested clubs.
The Owls need a new striker, with Gary Hooper leading their scoring charts this season with 11 goals.
But there is hope that Jos Luhukay’s side could get a deal done in the summer transfer window.
Wednesday would have to find a way of paying Posh’s asking price for the forward, though.
Sheffield Wednesday, Nottingham Forest, and Leeds are monitoring Marriott’s situation and may commit funds once the transfer window opens.
But Peterborough rate the 23-year-old as better than Britt Assombalonga and Dwight Gayle, who each left for fees of around £7m once bonus clauses were included.
Marriott has now scored 32 goals in 53 games this season after moving from Luton last summer for £450,000 although Peterborough rejected a £4m bid in January.
A number of Championship clubs are following his progress, while there has even been some interest from the Premier League.
Peterborough have an excellent track record for sourcing promising players and selling on for a major profit.