The 20-year-old midfielder is hoping to kick-start his career in MLS after being released by the Championship club at the end of last season.
And Southampton are responding to Tottenham Hotspur's persistence with a contract offer.
The former Spurs boss has also claimed he had no problems with the player, saying he was always keen play football.
Sunderland remain favourites, while West Brom and West Ham are also highly backed.
Moussa Sow says he snubbed moves to England this summer.
The former Cardiff City striker has welcomed a return to Spain and La Liga, during his presentation for Rayo Vallecano.
Including Leeds, Sunderland, Tottenham, Nottingham Forest, West Ham, Celtic, Southampton, West Brom and Aston Villa, in no particular order...
Tiago Ilori will be looking to impress with Aston Villa this season.
West Ham United co-owner David Gold says the club's transfer business this summer was driven by a desire to give the Boleyn Ground a fitting send off.
Why Tottenham Hotspur must look at Kalu Uche as a free agent.
Former Rangers winger Vladimir Weiss, who spent a season on loan at Ibrox with the Gers, mocked Celtic during their match against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League.
Tottenham Hotspur produced another Champions League scalp to beat Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday.
Alan Pardew is reportedly a candidate in the running for the West Bromwich Albion job.
Newcastle are likely to be active in the January transfer window.
Tottenham Hotspur won against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League this week.
Tottenham Hotspur have finished ahead of Real Madrid in their Champions League group.
Everton are yet to confirm Ronald Koeman's permanent successor at Goodison Park.
Perhaps Ethan Hamilton will not be such a great fit for Rangers.
Tottenham Hotspur beat Borussia Dortmund 2-1 in Champions League action last night.
West Bromwich Albion sacked Tony Pulis on Monday.