Skysports.com understands that Middlesbrough are keen on landing Nottingham Forest striker Ishmael Miller.
The 23-year-old only moved to the City Ground in the summer, when Forest paid West Bromwich Albion just over £1million.
Miller has since scored three goals in nine games for Forest but is currently sidelined with injury.
Boro boss Tony Mowbray is a huge fan of Miller, having signed him during his own time with West Brom and he was strongly linked with a deal before he joined Forest.
Now with Boro in firm promotion contention, the Teesside outfit are set to try and bolster their squad, with chairman Steve Gibson ready to back Mowbray in the transfer market.
Mowbray has been limited to free transfer signings and loan deals since the summer, but Boro are now ready to push on and try to make a concerted promotion bid in the second half of the season.
And skysports.com understands that Miller is very much on Boro's radar and they could look to do a deal in early January.
Boro currently have Scott McDonald, Marvin Emnes and Bart Ogbeche as their attacking options - but Mowbray wants alternatives and Miller would offer a different option.
Forest themselves are currently embroiled in a relegation battle at the other end of the table and although losing Miller was not on their agenda, they could use money from the deal to help manager Steve Cotterill bolster his squad.