Doncaster Rovers are interested in signing former Swindon Town striker Andy Williams but face competition from at least three other League One sides.
Williams will be released by Town when his contract expires at the end of this month, despite finding the net 22 times for the Robins last season.
Unsurprisingly, the 28-year-old is unlikely to be short of offers - and sources in Wiltshire claim Doncaster may have stole something of a march in the race for the ex-Yeovil Town and Bristol Rovers frontman.
Rovers and Bradford City are understood to be leading the chase for Williams.
Scunthorpe United have already held talks with the player.
While Sheffield United, who were all set to rubberstamp a move for Williams prior to Nigel Clough’s sacking last month, could be set to revive their interest under new boss Nigel Adkins.
Williams scored 34 times in 105 appearances for Swindon but was sidelined for much of the 2013/14 season with a major knee injury.
Only Preston’s Joe Garner and Rochdale’s Ian Henderson scored more times than Williams in League One last term, and the Hereford-born forward is clearly the poacher-type striker that Paul Dickov would like to combine with a more physical targetman.
Dickov, meanwhile, has confirmed his interest in former Derby and Blackpool striker Steven Davies.
He said: “Steven’s someone I know well. He’s got a great character.
“He can hold the ball up, and has a fantastic left foot. He gets himself in the box and has a physical presence.
“There’s nothing imminent on that one at the minute.
“There’s conversations going on, like there are with lots of players.”