Cardiff City are thought to be in talks with Norwich City & Northern Ireland Euro 2016 hit-man Kyle Lafferty in a bid to end their horrendous goal drought.
The move has been described by an impeccable Bluebirds source as no more than 'an outside chance,' but 28-year-old Lafferty is an option Cardiff are exploring in the wake of Saturday's 1-0 home defeat to Reading.
Paul Trollope's Bluebirds again looked totally punchless in the game and no Cardiff player has yet managed to score a goal at home this season.
Cardiff are desperately trying to find a goalscoring centre-forward ahead of the transfer window closing on Wednesday, whether signing one permanently or on a season's loan.
Bluebirds owner Vincent Tan seems unlikely to sanction the big-money capture of a striker, feeling he has had his fingers burned with a succession of transfer targets who have flopped in the Welsh capital.
So a temporary move for Norwich's out of favour Lafferty is something that appeals to the Bluebirds who are hoping the player agrees to a switch to south Wales.
Lafferty came on as a substitute in Norwich's 3-0 loss at Birmingham on Saturday and had a one minute appearance two weeks earlier in a 1-0 win over Bristol City.
He started and scored in the Canaries' 6-1 League Cup triumph over Coventry, but does not appear to be part of manager Alex Neill's first-team plans.