Middlesbrough are among a host of Championship clubs monitoring Yeovil Town star Myles Hippolyte, according to reports.
Reports in The Sun suggest that Boro have made contact with Yeovil over the possibility of signing Hippolyte – with the winger much sought after by several Championship outfits.
Yeovil have made their stance clear that they are not keen on selling in January as they strive for a return to the Football League.
However, it is claimed that the club could be convinced to sell Hippolyte if the cash price was right.
Millwall are reportedly the favourites to acquire Hippolyte, with manager Gary Rowett having already been given funds to spend in January.
Middlesbrough would have to dip into their pocket in order to get the transfer over the line.
The Teessiders had also been linked with Tottenham youngster Jack Clarke as an alternative, following his loan recall from Leeds United.
However, Spurs now state they would like Clarke to remain in the capital for his next loan move, all but ruling out Middlesbrough.
Boro have been busy in the window, bringing in Patrick Roberts and Lukas Nmecha on loan from Manchester City as manager Jonathan Woodgate strengthens ahead of a late promotion push.
In the league, Boro are the in-form Championship side having picked up four consecutive wins which has turned their season from a relegation scrap into a real drive for the play-offs.
Last time out, the Teesside outfit earned an FA Cup replay against last season’s Champions League finalists Tottenham following a 1-1 draw at the Riverside.
Next up, Boro welcome a Derby County side bedecked with Manchester United and England all-time top goalscorer Wayne Rooney, knowing a win could see them move into the top half of the table for the first time since September.