According to BBC Sport, Middlesbrough sent Assistant Manager Robbie Keane to scout on transfer target Sam Cosgrove.
The former Everton and Wigan youngster is currently playing his football at Aberdeen in the Scottish Premiership, and Keane was at Pittodrie to see their 2-2 draw with Rangers earlier this week.
It isn’t just the Boro who have set their eyes on signing him, as the forward also interests Charlton Athletic, Brentford, Stoke City and Derby County, with all those sides one of the lowest scorers in the league.
Reports claim that Robbie Keane was sat next to Aberdeen winger Niall McGinn, meaning their connection from their playing days together could prove vital in persuading Cosgrove to join Boro.
If clubs want Cosgrove, who has scored 18 goals in 22 games so far this campaign, will have to pay a figure of £4 million.
Should the player sign for Boro, he;ll face competition from Britt Assombalonga and Ashley Fletcher.
At Stoke and Derby, he’ll have to battle for a place with the likes of Sam Vokes, Mame Diouf, Scott Hogan, Lee Gregory and Tyrese Campbell for the Potters and Martyn Waghorn, Jack Marriott and Chris Martin for the Rams.
Of course Aberdeen will want to keep him for the rest of the season at best, but with the January transfer window coming up and there being a growing list of clubs wanting him, they might have no choice but to cash in.
Fans gave their reaction to the speculation that five Championship clubs are interested in Aberdeen’s Sam Cosgrove, the pricetag is getting majority of the talk too – see those tweets on the next page.