Leeds United may be on alert, with The Sun reporting that Derby County have told clubs that Louie Sibley could be available during the January transfer window.
Sibley has made 15 Championship appearances for the Rams this season, including five starts. But he has some way to go before he matches his tally of five goals from last term.
He is yet to open his account for this campaign. And perhaps he may not actually be at Pride Park for much longer if reports are correct.
According to The Sun, Derby have informed clubs that the 19-year-old may be available. It is suggested that they are looking to raise funds this month.
It is not suggested by The Sun who may be interested. But perhaps it should not be a huge surprise if Leeds have a look at the situation at some stage in the window.
TBR View: Leeds will surely consider approach
The Daily Mirror reported back in October that the Whites had made an enquiry. It was suggested Derby’s £15 million asking price put Leeds off after their significant spend in the summer.
But given that Sibley was always likely to be one for the future if he moved to Elland Road anyway, perhaps it would make sense if he remains on their radar.
And news of Derby being open to offers may perhaps present Victor Orta with an opportunity that is too good to refuse.
Admittedly, Sibley’s form is yet to really ignite this season. And Leeds do not lack options in attacking areas. So they may have little intention of making a fresh approach.
But with Derby apparently open to selling, there is, at the very least, surely going to be a conversation behind the scenes at Elland Road concerning the teenager.