The bidding war Burnley are hoping to invite surrounding Nahki Wells looks to have started, with Nottingham Forest the latest Championship club to declare their interest in the striker.
According to Sky Sports News reporter Lyall Thomas, Forest have "opened talks" with Burnley over a permanent deal for the 29-year-old, who is presently on loan at QPR.
Wells has scored 13 goals in 26 Championship appearances this season - one every 124 minutes - but, as Bristol Live confirmed on Tuesday, will be recalled from his temporary spell at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium if the Clarets find an appropriate buyer.
Wells is out of contract this summer but Burnley hold a 12-month option on his contract which they're expected to activate to help secure a higher price for him.
When asked about Wells this week, Burnley coach Sean Dyche said, "He is going along nicely, we keep tabs on him and know what he is doing.
"I know QPR manager Mark Warburton well and he is very pleased with him. We will monitor situations like we do, he is one of ours so we are in control of that situation."
Forest, like City, have been searching for a striker all window to help support Lewis Grabban, and have been credited in interest with several of the same targets the Robins are considering including Connor Wickham, Eddie Nketiah and Lyle Taylor.
Now they appear to have moved onto Wells, joining City and Wigan Athletic in coveting the striker who also boasts the highest shots-on-target ratio in the Championship with an impressive 60%.