Sheffield Wednesday are mulling over a move for Ipswich Town striker Michael Chopra as the Championship side look to boost their attacking options.
Dave Jones, the Owls boss, is a big admirer of Chopra, having worked with the 29-year-old at Cardiff City.
Despite having 12 months left to run of his contract at Portman Road, Chopra has been told he is free to leave by Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy. The Newcastle-born player notched just five goals in 36 outings last season.
“If Michael is available then it’s something that we’d consider,” said Jones. “On his day he is a quality goalscorer. I know he’s had a lot of problems in the past couple of years and there’s plenty of questions that would need to be asked whoever took him.
“If there are quality players out there then I am sure we will be in the mix and I am sure there will be a lot of clubs looking at him (Chopra) if he is available.”
Barnsley are thought to have held talks with Chopra yesterday. He enjoyed a productive loan spell at Oakwell during the 2004/05 season.