Scunthorpe United want to sign Ryan Yates on a permanent basis from Nottingham Forest, according to the Daily Mirror (April 13th, page 54).
Yates has played 11 times for the Iron, scoring one goal and assisting another, since his January loan move from Forest.
The 20-year-old midfielder had previously impressed on the other side of his hometown with Notts County, prompting the Reds to extend his contract until 2020 at the start of this year.
According to the Daily Mirror however, Scunthorpe - who have since sacked Graham Alexander, the manager who signed Yates - are undeterred.
And it is claimed the League One side could pay £500,000 to turn Yates' deal into a full-time agreement.
Forest added three new central midfield players during the January transfer window, and although David Vaughan, Chris Cohen and Jack Colback could all depart the City Ground at the end of their contracts this summer, Yates could still have five for company next season.
Would Yates be better off leaving Nottingham Forest?