According to The Sun, Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce is seeking a reunion with Leeds head of recruitment Martyn Glover, with Lee Congerton stepping aside.
The report states that Congerton told Sunderland earlier this season that he was quitting, but was working the final few months of his contract - and has now been told that he will be placed on gardening leave.
That would leave manager Allardyce in charge of all transfers, but he is allegedly seeking a helping hand from one of his former allies.
It's stated by The Sun that Leeds head of recruitment Martyn Glover, who worked with Allardyce in a similar role at West Ham United, is being lined up for a reunion with 'Big Sam' at the Stadium of Light.
'Allardyce is likely to bring in Leeds head of recruitment Martyn Glover — who was with him at West Ham — as he looks to sign three or four new players,' the report suggests.
It was reported by The Mirror way back in October, when Allardyce was appointed, that he wanted Glover to help him in recruiting players, but the future of Congerton has held up a move.
Now, with Congerton's situation becoming somewhat clearer, Allardyce appears to have the green light to engineer a reunion with Glover - and with the January transfer window drawing ever closer, that could be a huge boost for Sunderland as they big for Premier League survival.