A host of clubs are battling for the signature of Nicky Bailey, Sky Sports understands.
The 29-year-old is available on a free transfer after leaving Middlesbrough at the end of the season.
The former Charlton midfielder is now on the radar of a host of Championship clubs.
Relegated duo Reading and Queens Park Rangers, along with Ipswich, Burnley, Blackburn and Bolton are all understood to be keen on Bailey.
His former club Charlton are also monitoring the situation.