Ritchie De Laet may be allowed to leave Aston Villa in January - and Championship promotion rivals Wolverhampton Wanderers want a right-back.
Chris Wilder has admitted Sheffield United have an issue at wing-back - could Aston Villa's James Bree or Ritchie de Laet solve it?
Right-back duo Ritchie De Laet and James Bree have started two Championship games between them this season for Aston Villa.
Sunderland are languishing in the Championship in 2022, according to the most recent Football Manager game.
The Aston Villa right-back has spent almost the whole season on the treatment table but Bruce's transfers appear to have blocked his return.
De Laet left Leicester City for Aston Villa in August.
The Aston Villa man is enjoying the good form of Royal Antwerp.
The two strikers are both suffering with knocks ahead of Saturday's home game against Cardiff City, while Micah Richards is set to miss his sixth straight match due to a knee problem.
Aston Villa failed to win against Newcastle United in the Championship on Saturday.
Aston Villa's Ritchie De Laet faces a spell on the sidelines.