Rochdale striker Chris Dagnall has revealed Scunthorpe are leading the race to secure his services.
The 24-year-old is out of contract after four years with the Spotland club and looks set to move on despite helping Dale secure promotion with his 20-goal haul.
Dagnall's performances for the League Two leavers have brought him to the attention of several sides higher up the ladder.
He met Iron boss Nigel Adkins for talks this week and was impressed by what he heard and saw.
"It was just a general first meeting to see what my ideas are and what the club's ideas are. It was a good chat and I was happy enough with how it went," Dagnall told the Scunthorpe Telegraph.
"I have had a couple of phone calls from other clubs but I have not had any meetings with anyone else.
"At this moment in time, my main choice would be Scunthorpe. That is my number one. I am impressed by how they have done in the last couple of years and it is flattering for me to have a club like Scunthorpe showing interest in me.
"I just want to play at the highest level I can and Scunthorpe are in the Championship, which is a pretty high level. It is a big step up if I do get the chance to go there, but I am sure it would be a good move for me."