Barnsley boss Danny Wilson has said they would be interested in bringing Brighton striker Chris O'Grady back to the club.
The 28-year-old left Oakwell for the Seagulls in the summer but has so far failed to score in seven appearances.
"We didn't want Chris to go in the first place so if he was available then we would ask the question," Wilson told BBC Radio Sheffield.
"But as far as I know he is still a Brighton player and will remain there."
He added: "We wouldn't be the only club asking about him if he were available."
O'Grady scored 15 goals in 40 appearances in his one full season with Barnsley after joining from Yorkshire rivals Sheffield Wednesday.
Meanwhile, Wilson has praised striker Sam Winnall's performance in last Sunday's win over Bradford City.
The 23-year-old scored his second goal in two games having previously gone seven games without one.
"His work ethic and tempo were infectious to the rest of the team," Wilson said.
"The pressure he put the centre backs under was relentless and he got some joy from that and he secured the ball well for us. He was terrific."