Patrick Bamford is on Karl Robinson’s radar once again as Dons look set to raid the loan market this summer.
The 19-year-old Chelsea striker impressed during his brief spell at stadium:mk last season, scoring four goals in 15 appearances.
And he was open to extending the deal into next season, but admitted his parent club may have other plans for him.
But the teenager is just one of the players Robinson has his eyes on this summer.
He admitted a deal for former Tranmere winger Dale Jennings, now at Bayern Munich, didn’t materialise, while his search for wingers to compete with Dean Bowditch and Daniel Powell continues.
“It is becoming increasingly difficult to get players in, particularly with our budget the way it is,” he said. “It was tough last year, and it is even tougher this year.
“Bringing in players might depends on players having to leave.
“Ideally, I’d keep all the players we have at the moment and we’d rely on the loan market to bring in someone who can score goals regularly and some wingers.
“I’d love to get Patrick Bamford back on a long-term loan but we’d have to talk to Chelsea about that.
“I feel our defensive four is solid, our midfield of Darren Potter and Stephen Gleeson is essential to us, we just need to score more goals.
“Wingers are a bit of an enigma and they are hard to find at our level. I was after Dale Jennings but a move didn’t materialise.
“We’re strong in that area already, but Daniel Powell and Dean Bowditch need someone to challenge them for their positions, and they were big losses for us for large parts of the season when they were out injured.”