Former Ipswich Town attacker Paul Taylor is thought to be on Chesterfield’s shopping list, but could be out of the price range of the Proact Club.
Taylor, who spent some of last season on loan at Rotherham United, was rumoured to be earning around £10,000 a week at Portman Road before being banished by manager Mick McCarthy.
The Spireites would not be in a position to pay anywhere near that amount for the player who ended the season at Blackburn Rovers.
Dean Saunders has yet to dip into the transfer market, barring re-signing Drew Talbot, while he seems set to lose Jimmy Ryan and Gary Roberts to Portsmouth.
The new Chesterfield boss is desperate to boost his striking options before the start of next seasom, and the experienced Jon Stead remains a target
The odds on the Spireites winning promotion to the Championship next season range from 5-1 to 8-1.
Most bookmakers are offering 7-1 for Dean Saunders to go one step better than Paul Cook and turn a play-off position last season into a step up to the second tier.
Closest in the betting to the Proact side are Doncaster Rovers, Fleetwood Town and Coventry City.
Sheffield United, Wigan Athletic and Millwall dominate the short-odds positions.