Swindon Town manager Paolo Di Canio has confirmed an interest in signing Queens Park Rangers striker Leon Clarke.
The former Sheffield Wednesday forward is expected to leave Loftus Road before the close of the transfer window after not being handed a squad number by the Premier League new boys.
Di Canio has spoken to Clarke regarding a move to the County Ground and feels the 26-year-old would be interested in dropping down to League Two if Swindon can agree a deal with QPR.
"I don't know if it will go through as he is a big player with a big club in the Premier League," said Di Canio.
"He's young and he's at an age where he can take off and this could be a big occasion for him - he would be a key man in our squad.
"We had a chat together and I'm happy because he wants to come.
"I spoke with their chief executive and they want to help us out but the wages are amazing, even at League One.
"If we can help each other maybe he can come but there is the amount of money which is too big for us.
"We spoke about a loan for one season and see if we can bring him but I prefer to have players who belong to us."