Report: Derby County, Leeds United and Sheffield Wednesday among Josh Vela's admirers; player could be sold to alleviate financial worries

Jay Spearing (L), Mark Beevers (2L) Gary Madine (C) Chris Long (2R) and Josh Vela (R) of Bolton celebrate the third goal an own goal scored by Chey Dunkley of Oxford during the Sky Bet...

Derby, Leeds and Sheffield Wednesday are said to be looking at options 'to bolster their midfield in the push for promotion'.

Josh Vela of Bolton Wanderers during the Sky Bet Championship match between Preston North End and Bolton Wanderers at Deepdale on November 17, 2017 in Preston, England.

Derby County, Leeds United and Sheffield Wednesday are among the clubs who admire Josh Vela, the Daily Mail reports.

The Bolton Wanderers midfielder has 18 months left on his contract, although it is claimed he may be sold in January 'to help alleviate' some of the Trotters' financial worries.

Brighton manager Chris Hughton looks on during a Pre Season Friendly between Brighton & Hove Albion and Atletico Madrid at Amex Stadium on August 6, 2017 in Brighton, England.

According to the Daily Mail, however, Vela is also being watched by Premier League Brighton & Hove Albion 'ahead of a potential move' in the winter transfer window.

Vela started Bolton's opening day defeat against Leeds, but did not play again until October as a result of an ankle problem.

Ben Alnwick of Bolton celebrates during the Sky Bet Championship match between Bolton Wanderers and Sheffield Wednesday at Macron Stadium on October 14, 2017 in Bolton, England.

And the 23-year-old's return, which came in a 2-1 win against Sheffield Wednesday, has coincided with the Trotters' surge up the Championship table.

The Daily Mail reports that Leeds and Wednesday, who sit sixth, eighth and 12th respectively, are looking at options 'to bolster their midfield in the push for promotion'.

Salford-born Vela began his career at Bolton, where his academy displays are said to have attracted interest from Liverpool.

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