Sheffield Wednesday interest in Kevin Davies remains strong and they can expect to be in the frame when the experienced striker decides on his next club.
After ten years at Bolton, the 36-year-old - whose league career began at Chesterfield in 1993 - was released at the end of the season.
At one stage last season he was linked with Wednesday and there was speculation he might join them. Then Sunderland, still under Martin O’Neill at the time, were said to be interested.
However, nothing materialised on either front and he stayed at Bolton although he did not figure in the final month or so of the season.
Davies, who comes from Sheffield, had indicated that he would love a final crack at the Premier League and there has been speculation that he is among the players Paolo Di Canio, at Sunderland, has had under consideration.
Davies - currently abroad - says he has had offers “from a couple of Championship clubs”. The big striker and Dave Jones worked together at Southampton and the Owls boss is a known admirer.
With Chris O’Grady poised to leave, Jones will add to his striker resources.