STANLEY striker Paul Mullin is being chased by a host of clubs before the summer transfer deadline.
The 35-year-old hitman (pictured above), who has been at the club 10 years, did come off the transfer list earlier this month.
It was a step taken by the club over the summer due to the financial problems at Stanley, with Mullin one of the highest earners.
He spent the end of last season on loan at Bradford City and it’s believed a number of League Two clubs are after his services, with Lancashire rivals Morecambe thought to be the current front-runners.
Shrimps boss Sammy McIlroy has been hunting a front-man throughout the summer and is a fan of the Reds’ long-serving star, who is closing in on 100 goals for Accrington.
"We have made enquiries about Paul Mullin and had a few talks," McIlroy told Morecambe’s official website.
"He is a player I like because he has great experience, holds the ball up well and can score goals as well.
"I would like to have him here but we will just have to see if we can agree anything before the transfer deadline at the end of the week."
The deadline is next Tuesday and Stanley boss John Coleman would have to move players out before bringing new ones in.
Coleman has told his players to keep up their high standards to make sure they see off Shrewsbury at home tomorrow [Saturday].
Shrews boss Paul Simpson watched Accrington’s narrow 2-1 defeat to Championship side Queens Park Rangers in the Carling Cup on Tuesday night and he must have been impressed with the Reds’ show.
But now they need to turn their cup form into league after having just one win in their four league outings so far to get Stanley back on track.
Coleman said: "I am not trying to belittle Shrewsbury but the fact is that QPR are a better team than Shrewsbury. Now if we can play like we did like we did against QPR we would give ourselves a chance of winning tomorrow.
"But if we play like we did against Aldershot last Saturday we won’t."
QPR was a high point in the season so far with Stanley missing several chances and putting the higher level side under pressure.
"I am proud of how they played at QPR," added Coleman. "The only disappointing thing was that the two goals they scored were wholly avoidable.
"If anything we were guilty of not cashing in when we had our spell but, at the end of the day, they are a very good side and I am sure their quality would have shone through in the end if we let them and unfortunately we did.
"I am always disappointed when we lose. If I lose a game of Monopoly or Scrabble against my kids I am disappointed as I hate losing.
"But realistically we were always going to be up against it and if we had got through to the next round it would have been a bonus.
"What we had to do was regain our pride after Saturday and I think we did that, although it would have been nice to go all the way and win the game.
"What we have to do we have is play to the best of our ability every game," He continued.
"We have a small squad we are limited to what we can do finance wise. I can’t bring any other players in so I have got to go with what I have got so we have to play to our maximum abilty every week because the minute we fall down we haven't got the resources to change it.
"We can’t afford to have off days we have got to be at it every time and see where it takes us."