If Middlesbrough no longer want Adam Clayton, there is hardly a shortage of Championship clubs willing to take the midfielder off their hands.
The 28-year-old has not made a league appearance for Boro since late November and the appointment of Tony Pulis to replace Garry Monk last month has not handed him a reprieve.
Though the Northern Echo points out that if Middlesbrough do decide to cash in on Clayton, they will want to secure an impressive profit on a player they signed for just £1.4 million from Huddersfield Town three-and-a-half years ago.
Leeds have completed two signings already this month, with Club Brugge left-back Laurens De Bock and Japanese international Yosuke Ideguchi agreeing deals, although the latter will spend the rest of the season on loan at Spanish sister club Cultural Leonesa.
And though Leeds are not short of central midfielders, Clayton could represent an immediate upgrade on the likes of Eunan O’Kane and Kalvin Phillips. The former Manchester City youngster spent two impressive seasons at Leeds between 2010 and 2012 before leaving for Yorkshire rivals Huddersfield.
Clayton was an integral part of the Boro side which won promotion to the Premier League under Karanka in 2016.
But the bidding should start at over £1.5 million.