Simon Grayson is hoping to persuade Martin Devaney to leave Barnsley in order to join Blackpool.
The Seasiders have met a £150,000 clause in Devaney's Barnsley contract and are now planning to hold talks with the winger.
Tykes boss Simon Davey still aims to keep the player, but his Blackpool counterpart Grayson is keen to recruit Devaney.
"I can clarify we had a bid go in to Barnsley for Martin Devaney," Grayson told the club's official website. "He is a talented player who I like and I think he is someone who would give us something different.
"Martin is a player we have looked at for a long time, I wanted to sign him 18 months ago but couldn't. Hopefully we will be able to do something this time round.
"We have made Barnsley an offer and it is up to them whether they accept it and whether we can agree personal terms, but we have done what we can do at this stage and that is put a bid in."
Grayson is also waiting for Paul Dickov to make a decision on whether to move to Bloomfield Road on a permanent basis.
He added: "I spoke to Dickie before I went to Norway and we had a good chat.
"We have offered him a role at the club and a contract and we are waiting to hear back, he has a few options open to him and rightly so he is going to look at each one.
"He really enjoyed his time with us and he has gone away to think about the role and offer we made to him, along with the other opportunities he has."