Skysports.com understands Derby are lining up a move for in-demand Hibernian forward Derek Riordan.
Riordan could well be set to leave Easter Road this summer with a number of clubs monitoring his situation.
The talented 27-year-old has just one year left to run on his current contract and the Rams are now poised to make a bid.
Pride Park boss Nigel Clough could face competition from Championship rivals Barnsley for Riordan's services.
And a number of clubs from Germany and Korea are also keeping tabs on developments before firming up their interest.
Riordan has caught the eye this season with 16 goals despite playing in an unfamiliar wide role in John Hughes' side.
Hibs would be reluctant to lose the in-demand attacker, but could decide to cash-in on him now rather than risk losing him for nothing when his contract expires next summer.