Burton Albion midfielder Jackson Irvine has spoken to Championship rivals Hull City about a possible move, according to Brewers coach Andy Garner.
Reports have surfaced over the last 24 hours linking the Tigers - who beat Bolton Wanderers 4-0 at the KCOM Stadium last night - with a bid for the Australian international.
Irvine has not been included in the Burton squad for this afternoon's clash with Sheffield Wednesday at the Pirelli Stadium after he began the last league outing against Birmingham City and Tuesday night's Carabao Cup win at Cardiff City.
And Garner confirmed that the 24-year-old's absence was down to his potential move to Hull, against whom Irvine scored and was sent off in a 4-1 defeat there earlier this month.
"Jackson has spoken to another club," said the Brewers coach ahead of kick-off against Wednesday.
"That's it really. He's gone up there and spoken to another club.
"I don't know if that deal has been finalised or not, I'm not too sure, but that's the reason."
Asked if that club was Hull, Garner replied: "Yes."