Hull City are in desperate need of a striker, while Middlesbrough lack creativity in wide areas.
The future of Hull City's Robert Snodgrass remains up in the air, with many Premier League clubs being linked with a swoop for the Scotland international.
And with so many sides showing their interest in the 29-year-old, Middlesbrough could take advantage of the Tigers' need for a proven goalscorer, by offering Jordan Rhodes in exchange for the winger.
The 26-year-old forward has hardly featured for Aitor Karanka's side this season, and has been touted for a move away from the Riverside this month.
Middlesbrough's Jordan Rhodes
And he is exactly what the Humberside outfit need at the moment - someone who is clinical in front of goal, and can play off the shoulder of the last defender.
Snodgrass, meanwhile, could prove to be the missing piece of the jigsaw for Middlesbrough.
He is a set-piece specialist, and possesses one of the most dangerous deliveries in the league, something that could prove to be a major benefit, with the likes of Rudy Gestede and Alvaro Negredo in the Boro side.
Hull City's Robert Snodgrass celebrates
It seems like a no-brainer in the sense that both clubs have a player who they are looking to dispose of.
Rhodes is no longer wanted at Boro, but would be perfect for Hull, whilst Snodgrass is trying to force his way out of the KCOM Stadium, and would be equally ideal for the Teessiders.