Wolverhampton Wanderers chief executive Jez Moxey is bracing himself for Kenny Miller's return north of the border.
Scottish Premier League side Hearts have already been heavily tipped to take Miller back to his home town of Edinburgh but Moxey has now revealed that Rangers, from whom Wolves signed Miller for £3 million four years ago this week, have also been in touch.
Moxey has admitted having had a conversation with Rangers chairman David Murray, in which they discussed the Scotland international's personal terms.
"He said: 'Look, I don't know what's happening with my manager but we know about him [Miller]. Obviously, he was with us. He's maturing but how much are you paying him?'
"He said: 'We probably wouldn't pay what you're currently paying him, let alone what you're likely to be offering him to stay.'
"But David Murray is probably the best poker player of all and it wouldn't surprise me if he ended up in Glasgow. It wouldn't surprise me at all."
As far as Wolves manager Glenn Hoddle is concerned, any developments on the Miller front are incidental to the business of keeping his side's play-off hopes alive.
"The situation hasn't changed since we spoke to Kenny," said Hoddle. "He made it clear he wanted to keep his options open and he's well within his rights to do that but we'll keep our options open too.
"Something might happen in the transfer window, or he can be with us to the end of the season but, as long as Kenny keeps performing for us, then I haven't got a problem.
"This is part of the modern game now and he won't be the only player seeing out his contract with a club.
"He will want to continue to perform well, we want him to and the fans will want him to.
"It could be, if Wolves get promoted to the Premier League, that he might want to stay."
While Miller's future remains unclear, Hoddle is slightly more forthcoming on the subject of who might come in to replace him.
The Wolves boss confirmed for the first time that he had made two bids for MK Dons striker Izale McLeod but he also made it clear that, although he has been on a list of potential targets, reports of a £250,000 bid for Carlisle United's Karl Hawley were wide of the mark.
"That is totally not true," said Hoddle. "I can put that one straight. Sounds like they've had a little nibble from someone else.
"We've been targeting people for a while and hopefully we'll be in a position to move when the window opens.
"But the only one I can say we've put a bid in for is the lad at Dons. The rest is all speculation."
Hoddle does admit to being close to finalising the £300,000 deal with Ferencvaros for Hungarian international defender Gabor Gyepes.
"There are still some details to be finalised but we don't expect any hiccups and it should be done before the weekend," he said.
"There are a couple of grey areas to be sorted out, but nothing major that would make the deal fall apart."
Of more pressing concern is whether he has Jody Crad-dock, George Ndah and Colin Cameron back in contention for a first-team return after all three missed last week-end's 1-1 draw at Crystal Palace.
Craddock, who has had a calf problem, joined ham-string victims Ndah and Cameron as all three trained yesterday for the first time this week. Hoddle is further comforted by skipper Paul Ince's recovery.
After a protracted four-month absence with a thigh injury, Ince has now been earmarked to make a return for the reserves against Everton next Tuesday night.