Noel Whelan was not pleased with Leeds United’s performance against Watford in the FA Cup at the weekend.
Sunderland are said to be one of a number of clubs interested in the 27-year-old.
Crystal Palace have booked their place in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup.
The Premier League side defeated Lillestrom with the winger bagging the winner.
Slaven Bilic's side beat Blackburn Rovers 5-1 on Sunday afternoon to reach the FA Cup quarter finals.
Simon Grayson has Preston thriving in the Championship, whilst Leeds are underwhelming again.
Tottenham Hotspur were beaten 1-0 by Crystal Palace in the FA Cup yesterday.
The Hoops moved six points clear of Aberdeen at the top of the Scottish Premiership on Saturday.
HITC Sport understands a number of clubs are tracking former Hull defender.
West Brom pay tribute to 'loyal' Chris Brunt.