Hearts are leading the chase to sign Izale McLeod, skysports.com understands.
The 24-year-old striker is currently back at Charlton after spending the majority of the last year on loan.
He has had spells with Colchester and Millwall, but now a permanent deal looks likely.
A number of clubs, both from Championship and League One are understood to have expressed an interest - but McLeod could be heading north of the border.
Hearts are keen to take McLeod on a permanent deal and are hopeful of agreeing terms in the coming days.