Blackpool are eyeing released West Brom midfielder Robert Koren.
The Daily Mal says Slovenia captain Koren represents good value as a free transfer and still just 29 years old.
He has offers from Europe, notably Italy and Germany, but wants to stay in England.
Blackpool's problem is that they will struggle to offer wages to compete with their new rivals and that will be the reason a move for Koren will flounder.
Koren will now more likely wait until after the World Cup before weighing up his options.