Doncaster Rovers boss Sean O'Driscoll has admitted he is interested in bringing Ipswich striker Jonathan Stead to Keepmoat Stadium.
The 26-year-old forward has been placed on the transfer list by Tractor Boys manager Roy Keane, and Rovers are keen to bolster their attacking options.
However, O'Driscoll conceded that one potential obstacle in bringing the former Huddersfield and Sheffield United striker back to South Yorkshire could be the player's wages.
"He's a good player with a good character and he has been mentioned to us before," the Donny boss told the club's official website.
"His agent seems to feel that he would thrive on the environment down here, but as soon as you mention the dreaded word 'salary', our interest slightly wanes a little bit because of the cost implication.
"We'll follow things up, but at the back of your head, you'll always be thinking 'can we afford it?' And the answer is probably not."