West Ham United want to take Ryan Fredericks to the Premier League when his contract at Fulham expires.
Fulham snapped up Cyrus Christie on transfer deadline day.
HITC Sport understands Middlesbrough are closing in on the Derby defender.
Middlebrough have made the first move in the chase for Derby County right-back Cyrus Christie, meaning Queens Park Rangers must act fast.
HITC Sport understands Derby have rejected a bid from Middlesbrough for the defender.
Brighton are now a Premier League club and for that reason alone should be able to beat Reading and Middlesbrough to the signing of Derby's Cyrus Christie.
Sunderland tried to sign Cyrus Christie back in 2013, before Derby County swooped.
Derby County are set to offload Cyrus Christie this summer, and Middlesbrough are among the interested clubs.
Andre Wisdom's arrival looks to have pushed Cyrus Christie towards the Derby County exit, with Queens Park Rangers and Reading keen.
Cyrus Christie could leave Derby County on a free transfer and Sunderland may be well placed to make him one of their first summer signings.
Newcastle, Derby, Cardiff, Preston, Nottingham Forest, Brentford, Fulham and Aston Villa players feature
Players from Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City, Sunderland, Newcastle United, Leeds United, Sheffield Wednesday, Derby County and Nottingham Forest feature.
Players from Aston Villa, Nottingham Forest, Newcastle United and Leeds United are currently set to move on as their contracts expire this summer.