Middlesbrough are showing interest in Queens Park Rangers midfielder Jordan Cousins, according to the Daily Mail [live blog entry 14:13].
That is despite Cousins having played just eight times for QPR this season, owing much to injury.
The 23-year-old only moved to Loftus Road 18 months ago, in a £1.25 million deal from Charlton Athletic, as reported by Sky Sports.
However, he could be available for around £1 million this time around, according to the Daily Mail, as QPR 'look to offset financial concerns'.
Middlesbrough have an abundance of central midfielders, despite having sold Adam Forshaw to Leeds United last week - although Cousins can play anywhere across the middle of the park.
His arrival at the Riverside would likely raise further doubts about the future of Boro's Adam Clayton, who has been linked with moves to several Championship clubs.
The Londoner, who came through the youth ranks at Charlton, has been capped by England at under-16, 17, 18 and 20 levels.
Would Queens Park Rangers' Cousins be a worthwhile signing for Middlesbrough?