Leeds United manager Steve Evans has confirmed that the club have already opened transfer discussions with several clubs.
High praise indeed from the former Tottenham forward.
The West Brom winger has been outspoken as always, although the former Liverpool man isn't impressed.
The 27-year-old defender is still struggling with a knee injury ahead of Saturday's trip to St James' Park.
Hull City beat Reading 2-1 on Wednesday night with Jake Livermore notching a last-minute winner.
Reece Oxford started in West Ham United's first match of the season.
The 18-year-old has been linked with several Premier League clubs since his emergence into the Leeds side.
Despite sitting inside the Premier League's top four, the Red Devils' Champions League exit has left some calling for van Gaal's departure.
Celtic have failed to make it into the Champions League group stage in both the seasons Ronny Deila has taken charge of.
With the return of Sol Bamba and an injury to Gaetano Berardi Leeds United could change things up.