Sky Sports sources understand Wigan and Blackburn have joined the race to sign QPR striker DJ Campbell.
The marksman, who will be 31 years old in November, has already been the subject of an enquiry from Watford.
Hornets boss Gianfranco Zola has identified Campbell as someone who could potentially fire them to a top-six place in the Championship this season.
However, the Italian is now set to face competition for his services from North West duo Wigan and Blackburn.
Campbell notched 13 goals in Blackpool's solitary season in the Premier League and it is a feat that has not been forgotten in those parts.
Wigan are scouring the market for striking reinforcements after the departure of Hugo Rodallega, who left for Fulham earlier this summer.
Steve Kean has already drafted in Leon Best this summer but is determined for Rovers to make an immediate return to the Premier League and wants to increase his attacking arsenal.
QPR are prepared to let the former non-league striker go as he is now deemed surplus to requirements.