Werder Bremen are considering a double summer swoop for strikers Milan Baros and John Carew.
The Bundesliga outfit are keen to add firepower to their squad after attacking injuries in the middle of the season exposed a lack of strength in depth.
Bremen were eliminated from the last 16 of the Uefa Cup by Rangers as their threadbare squad was highlighted as they struggled to threaten at Ibrox in the first leg.
And manager Klaus Allofs has confirmed he is eyeing a move for Lyon forward Baros, who is currently on loan at Portsmouth, and Aston Villa striker John Carew.
"We are considering the possible signings of players like John Carew or Milan Baros," Allofs told SportBild.