Sky Sports understands Bournemouth have had a bid for Crawley striker Matt Tubbs rejected.
Tubbs is regarded as one of the best forwards in the lower leagues and has attracted the interest of a host of clubs.
The 27-year-old caught the eye last season as he helped fire Crawley to the Blue Square Premier title and he has carried that fine form into this term in League Two.
Tubbs has scored 17 goals in all competitions this season, including the winner in last weekend's FA Cup success over Bristol City.
The prolific forward did take in a loan spell at Bournemouth in 2008, but struggled to produce his best
However, Bournemouth boss Lee Bradbury is keen to bring in Tubbs to bolster his attacking options and has seen his opening gambit rejected by League Two hopefuls Crawley.
Crawley are keen to keep Tubbs, but it remains to be seen if Bournemouth or any other interested clubs come in for the player before the close of this month's transfer window.