Jim Magilton has confirmed he has made an offer to take Portsmouth striker David Nugent to Ipswich Town on loan.
Nugent has struggled to make an impact at Fratton Park since joining the club in a £6million move from Preston North End last summer.
He has yet to score in the Premier League and is currently working his way back to fitness after a hernia operation.
However, his goal knocked Ipswich out of the FA Cup in the third round and Portman Road boss Magilton revealed his hope that he can agree a deal for the England cap.
Not ruled out
"Nugent is a possibility," Magilton told the Ipswich Evening Star. "We have asked Portsmouth about taking him on loan and they have not ruled it out.
"We are well aware if he did come he is not at 100%, but he is making massive strides to get fit, so we will wait and see what happens.
"He loves Portman Road and he loves scoring goals here, so it would be good to have him in a Blues shirt."
Magilton, who has also been linked with Fulham forward David Healy, is looking to add a striker to his squad on loan as Ipswich chase promotion to the top flight.