Middlesbrough face a battle to hang on to Leroy Lita, skysports.com understands.
The former Reading star has been in excellent form this season and has really found his goalscoring touch under Tony Mowbray.
Lita has bagged five goals in his last eight league matches, and this form has attracted the attention of a number of clubs.
Skysports.com understands that Wigan, Stoke and Queens Park Rangers are amongst the clubs keeping close tabs on Lita.
Boro would be loath to lose Lita, with the club still battling against relegation from the Championship, and Mowbray is a confirmed fan of the Sierra Leone-born front-man.
However, the club are still balancing their books as their Premier League parachute payments cease this term.
That means Boro would consider reasonable offers for almost any player, meaning Lita may well not be out of touch for any interested party.
Wigan are even believed to have made contact with Boro, who would be looking for in excess of £2million for a player they signed on a free transfer in 2009.
Boro have already sold two of their highest earners in David Wheater and Gary O'Neil this month.
Meanwhile, another player who is strongly being linked with a move away from the club is summer signing Kris Boyd.
It is understood the Scottish international has shunned interest from Russia, including Ruud Gullit's new club Terek Grozny.
His old club Rangers also look unlikely to be able to finance a move for him after being linked with loan move.
"It's a simple one, that one, we couldn't afford to pay the money that Middlesbrough were paying last season and we are still in that position where we can't afford to pay it now," said Gers chief Walter Smith.
"It's just a situation where Kris left us to go to a club who could pay him more money. We couldn't pay him that money and we still can't, and that's the situation."