Sky Sports understands a host of Football League clubs are tracking non-league hot-shot Scott Fenwick.
Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka has revealed that the club have opened contract talks with captain Grant Leadbitter.
The 28-year-old, who joined in July 2010, has struggled with injury during his time at the Riverside and managed 56 appearances.
Only 12 of those came this season, with his last outing coming in the 1-0 defeat Leicester earlier this month.
Elsewhere, teenage striker Jake Fowler has joined Blue Square Bet Premier outfit Stockport on a month's loan.