Derby County and Sunderland are hoping to raid Championship rivals Bolton Wanderers to sign their tenacious midfielder Josh Vela.
Sunderland have already been linked with one Bolton Wanderers player of late.
Former Leeds United midfielder Toumani Diagouraga could be on the move in January, and that may perhaps help the Whites.
After links with Bolton's Josh Vela and Bristol City's Josh Brownhill, reports state that Manchester United's Scott McTominay is on Leeds' radar.
Sunderland are said to be keen on Gary Madine, while Leeds United, Derby County and Sheffield Wednesday have been credited with interest in Josh Vela.
Leeds United have been linked with two Championship centre-midfielders, and one appears to be the more exciting prospect.
Derby County and Leeds United want Josh Vela - leaving Bolton Wanderers with a hugely difficult task replacing the midfielder.
Leeds United have been linked with more midfielders in January but should they be strengthening other areas instead?
Gary Rowett may be about to accept defeat in his pursuit of Kieftenbeld with Bristol City's Brownhill and Bolton Wanderers' Josh Vela alternatives.
Leeds United have been linked with a move for Josh Vela from their Championship rivals.