Queens Park Rangers are taking an interest in Middlesbrough winger Alber Adomah in a potential swap deal involving Matt Philips.
Boro are weighing up a move for Philips in a deal which could see the Ghana international move in the opposite direction.
It has been reported that Boro had a £6m bid for Phillips rejected on Thursday and could return with a much improved offer.
English media are reporting under-pressure Queens Park Rangers would consider a deal that include Adomah.
The Black Stars wideman, who had spells at Barnet and Bristol City before moving to Teesside in 2013, handed in a transfer request in August after falling out with Boro boss Aitor Karanka.
He has since re-established himself as a first-choice player, making 28 appearances for the Championship leaders this season and scoring six goals.