Harry Redknapp is just one of a number of Premier League managers pondering a move for Stuttgart striker Pavel Pogrebnyak.
Clubs will face a battle to land the target man as he has been linked with a host of Premier League sides and Blackburn boss Sam Allardyce tried to sign him a year ago when he moved from Zenit St Petersburg to Stuttgart.
That move has not worked out for the 27-year-old who has fallen out with their boss Jens Keller and he is now said to be learning English in anticipation of a move to the Premier League.
He will not come cheaply though as the Bundesliga side paid almost £4m for him when he had just four months left on his deal in Russia. His agent Oleg Artemov confirmed to the Mail:
“There is interest from four clubs in England but painstaking work is ahead.
“We need to discuss everything, to weigh the pros and cons, then we can talk specifics.
“Soon, in the new year, the transfer window will open and it will be clearer. I have always had a desire for Pavel to play in England.”