IAN Holloway has ruled out a move for Crystal Palace's Glenn Murray – but admits he wants to sign a striker of a similar ilk.
The Lions boss has also poured cold water on hopes that Chris Wood could be brought back to the club from Leicester City.
Both players have been discussed feverishly by fans on social media.
But Holloway has admitted that he is in the market for a powerful forward who can "lead the line" in the Championship next season.
"Not in a million years would Murray be let go by Palace," Holloway said.
"That would be absolutely ridiculous. Wood would be just as unlikely because Leicester have just got promoted to the Premier League.
"We do need someone who can bring other people into our attacks and who can help clear a set piece in our own box.
"You've only got to look at our existing strikers to see that at the moment we'd struggle to win a header.
"It's all about balance. If you had three Peles in your team it wouldn't work, and if you had three Lionel Messis up front that might be nice but it wouldn't work either.
"We need to be versatile in the Championship and most teams are massive with a capital M.
"I need to be able to select certain elements at certain times throughout the season. Have I got the right ingredients?
"Right now, I don't think I have. I need two or three more players even with some of our academy players coming into the squad.
"The ones I'm hoping to bring in won't get in the way of these boys coming through, they will be in addition to them and perhaps a different type of player.
"We could do with a big number nine and a strong, ligthening-fast winger. I need someone to lead the line for us and we haven't got that at the moment."