Skysports.com understands Barnsley are in talks to sign former Derby defender Jay McEveley.
McEveley is available on a free transfer after leaving Pride Park at the end of last season.
A number of clubs are thought to have expressed an interest in the Scotland international, but Barnsley are hoping to lure him to Oakwell.
Barnsley boss Mark Robins is keen to bolster his defensive options and sees McEveley as a key addition to his squad for next season.
McEveley is thought to have agreed personal terms at Barnsley with the move subject to a medical.