Former Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka is said to have been eyeing reunions with the pair at Nottingham Forest.
Aston Villa are one of many Championship clubs keen on Middlesbrough midfielder Adam Clayton but Nottingham Forest might have set the bar too high.
Nottingham Forest have made the first move to sign Middlesbrough midfielder Adam Clayton, although Leeds are one of a number of Championship rivals linked.
Aitor Karanka wants to reunite with his former Middlesbrough star Adam Clayton at Nottingham Forest, but Championship rivals Aston Villa are keen, too.
Aitor Karanka wants a reunion with Middlesbrough duo Adam Clayton and Grant Leadbitter at his new Championship employers Nottingham Forest.
The former Middlesbrough boss joined Nottingham Forest a week ago.
Nottingham Forest and Leeds United are just two of the Championship teams keen to take Adam Clayton away from Tony Pulis's Middlesbrough this January.
Leeds United should not give up on interest in Adam Clayton despite Nottingham Forest's desire to sign the Middlesbrough ace.
Nottingham Forest are said to be looking at Middlesbrough striker Patrick Bamford and midfielder Adam Clayton.
Aitor Karanka is already making an impact at Championship giants Nottingham Forest as he attempts to return to his former club for Bamford and Clayton.