Sunderland and Ipswich Town are among clubs believed to be considering a move for young Manchester City midfielder Matt Smith.
The Wales international, who turned 20 in November, is currently on a season-long loan at QPR but has failed to make an impact at the Championship club.
West London Sport recently reported that City want Smith to be playing first-team football and are set to recall him in order to send him elsewhere for the second half of the season.
And London Football News understands that League One sides Ipswich and Sunderland are considering taking him on loan after being made aware of his availability.
Smith is highly rated at City and was given a new long-term contract by them prior to making the move to QPR.
He impressed last season on loan at Dutch club FC Twente and hopes were high he would be able to make an impact with the R’s.
But he has made just eight appearances for Mark Warburton’s side in the Championship this term and only two of those have been starts.
He now looks set to move on in search of first-team football as he is behind the likes of Luke Amos and Geoff Cameron in the pecking order of midfielders at Loftus Road.