Leeds United defender Luke Ayling is reportedly being chased by West Bromwich Albion, and Whites fans must hope that Baggies ace Kyle Bartley does not persuade him to leave Elland Road.
Ayling is certainly a key player for Leeds and losing the right-back would be a catastrophe for Marcelo Bielsa’s side.
However, current West Brom centre-back Bartley is best friends with Ayling and Leeds should hope the two have not been discussing a potential switch.
The duo were previously on the books together at Arsenal as youngsters and again played together at Elland Road.
Ayling’s absence for Leeds during a large part of last season coincided with them dropping out of the play-off picture and he has developed into a crucial figure.
The attack-minded full-back showed he can score goals in pre-season and looks like being an ever-present in Bielsa’s starting XI.
He was part of the Leeds side that were extremely impressive in a 3-1 win over Stoke City in their first game of the season, and losing him would be a colossal blow to the Yorkshire giants.