Could Newcastle United raid Reading, Derby County or Norwich City for their star widemen this winter?
Monk wants to enhance his options in January so what better way than to add players who can play in a number of positions?
Leeds United face McCleary's Reading in the championship on Tuesday.
If Reading are going to make a serious promotion push this season, Garath McCleary will be crucial.
Reading host Bristol City at the Madejski Stadium this weekend.
Reading manager Jaap Stam has spoken in glowing terms of his new strike partnership.
Sheffield Wednesday are finding life tougher this tome around.
A preview of Reading's predicted lineup as Jaap Stam's side host Nottingham Forest - a clash that sees both Championship sides in search of some improved form.
Chris Cohen returned to Nottingham Forest training on Tuesday afternoon after spending well over a year out injured.
The Reading star has lauded his Jamaica team-mate, who was released by Leeds only weeks ago.