Middlesbrough boss Tony Mowbray admits the club are 'waiting to see' what happens with David Wheater.
The central defender has been strongly linked with a move away from the club in January, with his current deal set to expire in the summer.
Mowbray has confirmed the club are continuing talks with the home-grown stopper, but admits there is nothing new to report.
"There's very little happening at the moment as far as David Wheater is concerned.
"He'll be back in the squad after suspension at Doncaster on Friday.
"Obviously we are fully aware that his contract expires in the summer and we have held talks with David about the situation.
"As far as I am concerned it's a 'wait and see' scenario.
"We know that David wants to play in the Premier League.
"We would love to think we could give him that opportunity with us, though the Premier League seems to be some way off at the moment.
"David loves playing for this club. He's a local boy and the club means a lot to him.
"He is ambitious, but he is in the same situation as the club as we wait to see what happens over the next few weeks. But we will wait to see what January brings and whether there are any tempting offers on the table."