Managerless Brighton & Hove Albion are keen to sign Preston North End striker Daniele Dichio on loan.
Ex-Seagulls boss Mark McGhee attempted to sign Dichio on a permanent deal during the summer, but the 31-year-old opted to stay at Deepdale and fight for his place.
He has started six of Preston's eight Championship fixtures this term, but neither that nor McGhee's exit from the Withdean Stadium has quelled Brighton's interest.
Assistant caretaker boss Dean White told The Argus: "We're still desperately trying to bring Danny Dichio in and to improve the team.
"We cannot fault the players' efforts at the moment, we just need to give them some help if we can."