Wigan Athletic are preparing to bid for Sunderland's Danny Graham, according to the Northern Echo.
Graham is firmly out of contention at the Stadium of Light and Wigan believe he is a player who could strengthen their squad.
It is a position which doesn't seem to reflect the amount of quality they have in their squad and Graham's arrival would only increase the options available to Malky Mackay.
Sunderland were understood to be hoping to receive around £1 million for Graham in the summer, but they may have reduced their demands now.
The experienced striker has already been on a loan move to Wolverhampton Wanderers this campaign, where he scored once, and it is thought that he has no chance of forcing a way back into Gus Poyet's plans.
Sunderland are on the look-out for a forward in the transfer window and they want to clear Graham off the books to make space for a new arrival.
If the 29-year-old does leave it will bring to an end a very disappointing spell in the North East.
Graham joined Sunderland for £5 million in 2013, but he has failed to score a goal in his 12 appearances for the side.