Derby County are looking to bolster their frontline this January and Czech striker Tomas Necid is one reportedly on their radar.
According to the Sun, who linked Watford's Troy Deeney to the Rams just two days prior, Steve McClaren could look to accelerate interest in target man Necid in January as he looks to improve his strike force in preparation of a tight promotion race.
Necid, who has been linked with interest from Liverpool in the past, has been in fantastic form while out on loan to PEC Zwolle, with eight league goals in 14 games, but will be out of contract with his parent club CSKA Moscow at the end of the season with no sign of an extension.
The Russian club are said to be pursuing the possibility of selling the international striker this January instead of losing him for nothing in the summer, with the East Midland's side offering a perfect potential suitor.
Derby, who have just three recognised strikers on their books, have been linked with ambitious club record-breaking transfer moves in recent weeks, but would see the out-of-favour Czech frontman as a perfect alternative if the plan of spending big doesn't come off.
The Rams currently sit in fourth position, six points behind leaders Bournemouth with a game in hand, could see January transfer window as the perfect chance to add the final pieces to their squad in order to achieve automatic promotion this season.
A win against Leeds United on Tuesday would stand them in good stead going into January - a month where they go head-to-head with promotion rivals Ipswich Town, Blackburn Rovers, Nottingham Forest and Cardiff City.