Leicester's Matty James has joined Barnsley, allegedly turning down interest from Aston Villa and Nottingham Forest.
Nottingham Forest have reportedly made a loan offer for Leicester's Matty James - but he wants to join Barnsley.
Conor Hourihane has been heavily linked with a move to Aston Villa, and it appears that the path is about to be left clear for a switch.
January offers Villa the opportunity to make a statement of intent ahead of a crucial five-month spell.
It is claimed that Leicester are keen to loan out the 25-year-old, and a move to Aston Villa or Wolverhampton Wanderers could appeal despite Premier League interest.
The midfield maestro has been out of action since May 2015.
The midfielder has been out of action since last May.
Matty James is yet to make an appearance for Leicester City so far this season.
Matty James has played twice in a week for Leicester City's development side.
Leicester City midfielder Matty James has missed the entire season so far through injury.