MILLWALL have lined up Nottingham Forest's Dan Harding as a possible replacement for Scott Malone, who is set to be the subject of an improved bid from Cardiff.
The Bluebirds look ready to up their offer for Malone after an initial approach was rejected.
And with the 23-year-old increasingly likely to depart The Den, Lions manager Ian Holloway has enquired about bringing in Harding, 31.
Malone and Harding share the same agent so a deal would be easy to sort out but he is one of several left backs on Holloway's radar.
The former Southampton defender has been told he is free to leave the City Ground.
And, speaking to press in the Midlands today, Forest boss Stuart Pearce revealed: "We spoke with Dan back in the summer and we were open minded with him.
"We said that if a loan or permanent move became available for him, we will listen to it.
"At this moment in time, there is a club who are interested in taking him, so the ball is in Dan's court a little bit."