Yes. He Wants to come home, and only home. As SDS said, he has made that clear to all parties. He had his best times here. He wants that again. Im still confident it will go through just because of this desire. I wonder what the owner will think of Dyche keeping a guy that doesn't want to be there.
Yeah it sounds like that's the case, I just find it a bit unambitious from a football perspective.
I'm sure he could go to Leeds until the end of the season, play for a good team, under a great manager, potentially get promoted and still live at home in Middlesbrough. If I was him I'd be worried about scrapping about at a mid-table Championship club for the next few seasons because he's better than that.