Sunderland have reportedly emerged as favourites to sign Ross County full-back Jason Naismith, who has been linked with a move to Burton Albion.
The Staggies right-back previously worked with new Black Cats boss Jack Ross at St Mirren, with the Press and Journal suggesting the pair could be set for a reunion at the Stadium of Light next season.
According to the report, Sunderland are in pole position to sign Naismith with a bid of £200,000.
The report also states that County have received offers from the Brewers, as well as third-tier rivals Peterborough United - although we understand that Albion have not made a bid for the 23-year-old.
Ross County chairman Roy MacGregor says the Scottish Championship club are keen to keep hold of Naismith and will wait to see what his thoughts are on a possible move.
"Jason has been on holiday and is only just coming back," MacGregor told the Press and Journal.
"We've had a couple of bids in and a couple of inquiries and I don't want him to go.
"I want him to stay and help us make the re-charge towards the Premiership.
"He might feel this is not the place for him and he wants to play at the highest level he can.
"It will very much be when I talk to him that I see how he really feels about it."
Albion are not expected to spend money on transfer fees this summer following their relegation back to League One.
Nigel Clough has previously stated as such, with their summer business largely dependent on the decisions of their out-of-contract players.
"There won't be funds for transfer fees and things like that anyway," the Burton manager said last month.
"So it'll be either free transfers or loans.
"We've got to wait and see what the six (out-of-contract players) do first.
"It'll depend on that. If those six stay, that'll pretty much use our budget up."
They are still waiting for final decisions from Jake Buxton, Hope Akpan and Lloyd Dyer.