Nottingham Forest made a late attempt to sign Wigan Athletic striker Kieffer Moore, according to the Daily Mail.
The 6ft 5in talisman looks set to sign for Cardiff City once a medical is completed, with Neil Harris bolstering his squad with a £2.1 million capture.
Middlesbrough were also keen on the striker; whilst Stoke and Forest also made concrete bids for the player.
Terms on his contract are expected to be agreed and Moore will join Cardiff who lost in last season’s play-offs.
The 28-year-old leaves crisis club Wigan after just one season but he proved his worth at the DW Stadium.
The uncompromising figure scored 10 goals and registered five assists, with the Latics enjoying a tremendous second half of the season.
Administration meant that Wigan were relegated, however, and Moore follows Joe Gelhardt out of the door after he signed for Leeds this week.
Forest will certainly be in the market for some more firepower this summer and a bid for Moore is no real surprise.
Lewis Grabban scored 20 times last season but behind him, Forest are left with very little in reserve.
Tyler Walker is relatively raw at Championship level, whilst Nuno Da Costa is still finding his feet in English football.
What might please Reds fans about the bid for Moore is that Forest do look to be learning from past mistakes.
The January transfer window was a disaster and after Jack Colback’s arrival, it might suggest players with proven Championship credential will be sought this summer.
Moore heading to Cardiff will make for a back to the drawing board scenario for the Reds but it would seem as though another striker is definitely on the agenda.