Leeds United face an almighty task to keep club captain Ross McCormack at the club, with the Scot linked to a move to promotion rivals Fulham.
The Whites star was previously thought to be the subject of some interest from Newcastle United, with chairman Massimo Cellino claiming that the club had been contacted by the Toon over a potential move.
According to the Yorkshire Evening Post, McCormack has been identified as the man to help fire them back to the big time, following an impressive campaign in the Championship during which the former Cardiff City man scored 28 league goals for Leeds United.
The 27-year-old has previously expressed his desire to remain at Elland Road but the continuing turmoil surrounding the club, coupled with the opportunity to seal a big-money switch to Fulham, could be enough to convince the Scot to leave.
Newcastle United are unlikely to stand in Fulham’s way either, with the Toon thought to be tracking another Championship favourite in Danny Ings.
The former Bournemouth forward was instrumental in Burnley’s promotion success last term but would undoubtedly be open to a Newcastle move and the chance to test himself at a bigger club.
He may not be the only new addition on Tyneside either, with Jonathan Soriano and Bafetimbi Gomis both rumoured to be on the Magpies’ radar.