LINFIELD are planning a sensational summer swoop for Cliftonville star Liam Boyce.
Representatives of both Linfield and the out-of-contract Boyce have met informally to discuss the potential of a move which would undoubtedly send shockwaves throughout local football.
New Blues boss Warren Feeney is considering every possible avenue in bolstering his squad, a situation made more urgent by the departures of eight first-team squad players.
However, any deal is still a long-way off and the striker is thought to favour a move to Shamrock Rovers, who he watched defeat Derry City 1-0 at the Brandywell earlier this month.
The striker, who netted 24 goals this season, is also set to have trials in England, although this has been delayed by personal issues and a minor knee injury.
Strikers Mark McAllister and Matthew Tipton have already been released by the Blues, and despite the arrival of Sammy Morrow boss Feeney believes that at least one more frontman is a requirement.
A minority of the faithful Blues fanbase are already beginning to doubt Feeney’s plans following his shake-up so far, with doubts beginning to surface if quality replacements are available.
The 23-year-old would certainly fall into that bracket and would certainly mark the start of a new era at Windsor Park.