Crystal Palace manager Peter Taylor has revealed his interest in making a move for Lincoln's Jeff Hughes in the summer.
Taylor is looking for cover for Gary Borrowdale and with Danny Granville out of contract at the end of the season and unlikely to be offered an extension, the Palace boss has turned his attentions to left-back Hughes.
The 21-year-old Northern Ireland international has been ever-present in the the Lincoln side this season.
"We have had him watched. I tracked him when I was at Hull and he is a decent player," Taylor told the Croydon Advertiser.
"But I don't know where the reports have come from, so I'd better give my scouts a bit of a grilling."
Taylor has also dismissed reports linking Shefki Kuqi with a move to Derby in the summer.