Southampton, Bournemouth and Celtic have all been monitoring Le Havre striker Tino Kadewere, according to a report from the Daily Mail.
January is going to be crucial for all three clubs. The Saints have moved five points clear of the bottom three in the Premier League. But Ralph Hasenhuttl will be wary of complacency with a relegation battle previously looking to be on the cards.
Meanwhile, the Cherries have now fallen into 18th. They have won just one of their last 10 games, and the two teams immediately above Eddie Howe’s side won last time out.
Celtic have opened the door for Rangers in the Scottish Premiership title race. Neil Lennon’s men are just two points clear after losing December’s Old Firm game, and the Gers have a game in hand.
And it appears that they are all interested in landing a new goalscorer this month. The Daily Mail reports that Kadewere is on their radars after an outstanding season in France.
He has scored 17 goals in just 19 Ligue 2 games this term. The Zimbabwe international is six clear of any other player in the division.
The Mail reports that he is valued at £10 million and also has Lyon and Marseille tracking him. It is noted that he is holding out for a Premier League move.
On paper, Bournemouth certainly appear to need the most inspired January window. Their top goalscorer has just six goals, while Danny Ings and Odsonne Edouard are both into double figures for league goals. Both have 13 so far.
But Hasenhuttl and Lennon will know how precarious their striker situations could be. Losing either Ings or Edouard to injury would be a massive blow.
So it will be interesting to see whether those concerns have any influence on the race for Kadewere’s signature.