Sky Sports understands Sheffield Wednesday are closing in on signing former West Brom defender Joe Mattock on a free transfer.
The 22-year-old was released by the Baggies last month after struggling to make an impact at the club since their return to the Premier League.
He spent the second half of the season on loan at Brighton, making 15 Championship appearances, and had been linked with a permanent move to the Amex Stadium.
However, it appears the Owls, who won promotion to the Championship this season, are now frontrunners for the left-back's signature and are close to snapping him up on a Bosman.
Crystal Palace and Sheffield United are also thought to be keen on the young defender.