Sky Sports understands Barnsley are ready to rival Bristol City for Manchester City defender Ryan McGivern.
McGivern is currently on a season-long loan at Bristol City and they have made an offer to make the move permanent.
The left-back has impressed during his time with the Robins and although they are keen to keep McGivern the deal has yet to be finalised
The news has alerted Barnsley to the Northern Ireland international's possible availability and they are ready to battle Bristol City for McGivern.
Barnsley boss Keith Hill is keen on McGivern as he looks to bolster his defence and he is thought to have made an enquiry to Manchester City for the 22-year-old.