Bournemouth manager Paul Groves wants to lure Derby midfielder Miles Addison back to the club this summer.
The 23-year-old powerhouse spent the last four months of the season on loan at Dean Court, where he impressed.
His displays have prompted the Cherries boss into making contact with Derby about a permanent deal.
"Miles is someone we are still continuing to do work around," said Groves in the Derby Evening Telegraph.
"I've spoken before about how quiet June is and even the early parts of July with regards to speaking to agents, clubs and players.
"He is somebody we are still looking to pursue and still looking to secure."
Addison progressed through the ranks at Pride Park but of late his towering presence has not been utilised as often by Rams boss Nigel Clough.
It has led to Clough making the midfielder available for transfer this summer as he reshapes his squad ahead of the new campaign.