A number of Premier League clubs are closely monitoring Hannover striker Didier Ya Konan, Sky Sports understands.
The 29-year-old has spent the past five seasons in Germany and has contributed a steady stream of goals.
As a powerful, stocky forward, he is considered to boast all of the attributes required to be a success in England.
Interest in his services is mounting ahead of the transfer window reopening, and early offers could be tabled.
Hannover will endeavour to curb the speculation regarding his future by offering him a new contract, but know they face a fight to secure his services.
They will also be aware that Ya Konan's involvement at this summer's World Cup with the Ivory Coast will present him with a global shop window in which to display his talents.
It is already being reported that the former Rosenborg man is keen on testing himself in the Premier League, with the likes of Everton rumoured to be leading the chase as they look to fill the attacking void created by Romelu Lukaku's return to Chelsea at the end of a productive loan spell.