Skysports.com understands Leicester are ready to step up their interest in Celtic forward Derek Riordan.
Riordan is thought to be considering his future at Parkhead after failing to hold down a regular place in Gordon Strachan's side.
The 24-year-old has admitted he would have to consider his position at Celtic if he could not cement a place in the starting line-up.
InterestThe news is believed to have alerted a number of clubs to Riordan's possible availability.
Norwich, Sheffield Wednesday and Norwich have all been credited with an interest in the former Hibernian star, but Leicester are thought to be leading the race for the Scottish international's signature.
Foxes boss Martin Allen is believed to be a big admirer of the skilful forward and is keen to add him to his squad at the Walkers Stadium.
Allen is the market for a striker after missing out on a move for Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink last week and he has put Riordan top of his wanted list.