BLACKPOOL are set to step up their move for Dundee United striker David Goodwillie, rated the best young forward north of the Border.
Sources in Scotland suggest the Seasiders are preparing to table a £1.6 million bid for the in-demand forward.
Cardiff City and Rangers have made offers, but the Welsh club look to have dropped out of the running after turning their sights to Rob Earnshaw and Kenny Miller.
Blackpool chairman Karl Oyston has been in close contact with his Dundee United counterpart for several weeks.
It is believed that Rangers have had a £1 milliion offer, plus add-ons rejected.
Meantime, Scotland manager Craig Levein could be set to recall Goodwillie to his squad after a charge of serious sexual assault against the player was dropped.
The 22-year-old - who has one cap - could now have a part to play in next month’s friendly against Denmark at Hampden.
Levein: “One of the reasons he hasn’t been involved until now is because of the charge hanging over him.
“Now that has been dropped, on merit, I think he’s as good a young striker as there is in Scotland and certainly he’ll be one I’ll be thinking about.”