The Middlesbrough defender has been linked with a move to Leeds United.
But the good news for those Leeds supporters is that they probably don't have to worry about seeing the big Spaniard sign for them anytime soon.
That's because the 29-year-old defender suffered an ankle injury for Boro on New Year's Day.
He said: "Obviously, it was a blow for him to go off and I was gutted when he got injured because I know how important he is to us.
"Hopefully we’ll know more about Dani in the next 72 hours, but he definitely won’t play this weekend."
It probably won't be Ayala at this stage but Leeds definitely do need at least one centre-back to come in this month.
Ben White has been a revelation since joining United on loan from Brighton & Hove Albion, but he has struggled alongside Liam Cooper in recent weeks, while Gaetano Berardi, a right-back by trade, is the only viable replacement for either of them.
There's a few positions that Leeds must strengthen to consolidate their chances of making a return to the Premier League come May, but centre-back is absolutely one of them.
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