Blackburn Rovers confirm they are looking to Stewart Downing from Middlesbrough FC.
Reports suggest three clubs are chasing the signing of the 34-year-old midfielder.
Boro have reached an agreement with Stewart Downing over the bizarre clause in his contract which had forced Tony Pulis not to start the winger.
With his contract running out at the end of this season, Middlesbrough winger Stewart Downing has been attracting interest from Sunderland and Rangers.
The failure of Middlesbrough to lure new players to the Riverside Stadium on Transfer Deadline Day has left them weaker, Tony Pulis has claimed.
The 34-year-old English midfielder's future at Middlesbrough FC looks uncertain due to a clause in his contract.
Even though Boro are reportedly in pole position to land his signature, they are facing stiff competition from Leeds for the in-demand Aston Villa winger.