Tottenham Hotspur boss Harry Redknapp has admitted making an approach to Sunderland for striker Kenwyne Jones.
Redknapp has already bolstered his strikeforce with the capture of Jermain Defoe from former club Portsmouth this month.
But after being strongly linked with a move for the Trinidad & Tobago international, Redknapp has now confirmed his interest.
"We have made an enquiry for Jones," he admitted.
"I have no idea how far the chairman has got with it or even whether Sunderland want to do a deal."
Meanwhile, Redknapp has hit back at suggestions that his players were too negative during Saturday's 2-1 FA Cup fourth round defeat to Manchester United.
Spurs took an early lead through Roman Pavlyuchenko at Old Trafford but offered little as an attacking threat after conceding two goals in as many minutes before half-time.
"People who don't understand the game say 'why don't you attack more' but it's very difficult," he told the club's official website.
"You have to open up to put them under pressure and when you open up, that's when you get beaten four or five. It's a balancing act when you come to Old Trafford.
"I tried to get a result but it's not easy. They've got injuries as well but they've still got the likes of Ronaldo, Scholes, Carrick, Tevez and Berbatov.
"We did our best and I thought we did okay.
"At the end of the day we haven't got beaten 6-1. We lost 2-1 and had one or two opportunities to get a draw out of the game."