Northern Ireland's Jamie Ward in action with Ukraine's Vyacheslav Shevchuk
Watford's Allan Nyom in action with Nottingham Forest's Jamie Ward
It is even suggested that Ward could be allowed to leave on a free transfer, despite having three years left to run on his contract, in order to cut the wage bill at the City Ground.
The 30-year-old Northern Ireland international has struggled to have an impact at Forest and it appears the club might be willing to let him go.
Pablo Hernandez in action
Leeds have been looking for attacking reinforcements all summer. However, Ward’s signing could be considered odd as Leeds recently signed Pablo Hernandez – seemingly filling all the voids in their attacking department.
Brighton have fears over the future of Anthony Knockaert whilst Birmingham City have come up short in their pursuit of Che Adams.
Brighton's Anthony Knockaert in action with Sheffield Wednesday's Ross Wallace
QPR meanwhile are in need of attacking options and Ward but would be a welcome addition.
It will be interesting to see whether Ward is at Forest come September.