Derby County manager Nigel Clough has revealed he is keeping tabs on Leicester striker Matty Fryatt.
The 24-year-old Foxes frontman has only started two games so far this season and is currently battling for his place in the starting XI, but Derby have reportedly had a loan offer turned down.
Fryatt has scored 49 goals in 158 league games since arriving at the Walkers Stadium in 2006, and he was especially prolific in League One.
However, with his place in the team at risk, Rams boss Clough has targeted him as well as a number of other players.
When asked about Fryatt, Clough told the Derby Evening Telegraph: "Yes, he is a player we rate highly, in the James Vaughan, Chris Wood mould. Ben Davies is another one - they are all players we are looking at and monitoring.
"We have not made an approach for Matty Fryatt. He is in Leicester's squad at the moment.
"There might have been a phone call in terms of asking if anything happens to keep us informed but we don't class that as an offer on the table.
"If he does become available, then we would like to be in there."
Derby have only picked up one point since their opening-day victory at Leeds but Clough insists he will not bring new players into the club merely for the sake of it.
"We have highlighted three or four players we feel would improve us and it is a case of waiting for them," he added.
"We are not going to go down the road of last season where we brought people in too readily almost for the sake of just bolstering the squad.
"We will have a 17-man squad today against Sheffield United. We won't be able to fill the bench, but we feel the quality that is within that 17 at the moment is enough."