Sunderland have made an enquiry for Hibernian striker Kevin Nisbet, according to the Scottish Sun.
The Black Cats will be keen to start climbing the League One table sooner rather than later, and rejoin the race for automatic promotion.
Having scored only 23 goals in 18 games this season, Lee Johnson is likely to want to bolster his attacking options this month.
According to the Scottish Sun, the club have asked for a valuation for Hibernian forward Kevin Nisbet ahead of a potential move this month.
Nisbet has been in excellent form for Hibs this season, scoring 10 goals and registering four assist in 20 Scottish Premiership appearances.
In all competitions, the 23-year-old has scored 12 goals in 25 games, and his form has alerted interest from the Black Cats.
Former Sunderland boss Jack Ross is in charge of Hibernian, and will undoubtedly be keen to keep hold of his star-man this month.
Sunderland, though, are said to have jumped to the front of the queue in the race for Nisbet, with plenty of English sides interested in his signature.
This would be an excellent signing for Sunderland.
Nisbet has been on fire in the SPFL this season, scoring a goal nearly every two games, and Sunderland could do with his quality in the final third.
The Black Cats are lacking that prolific goalscorer up top and someone who can give them a focal point, and the addition of a proven goalscorer like Nisbet would be exciting for many fans.