Middlesbrough are reportedly keen on Villarreal midfielder Alfred N’Diaye, who spent last season on loan to Wolves.
N’Diaye is back at the La Liga side after a mixed stint at Molineux, where he made 37 appearances as Wolves clintched promotion – although 20 of those were from the bench.
The club had the option to sign him on a permanent basis but decided against it, leaving a number of clubs monitoring his next move.
And according to a report from HITC Sport, Boro are one of those keen – but face competition from Premier League new boys Cardiff City.
Bluebirds boss Neil Warnock is said to be in the hunt for a new midfield man and is interested in N’Diaye, who is no stranger to Premier League football having spent a season at Sunderland in 2013.
HITC Sport say Boro are still looking for midfield reinforcements, despite having already signed Paddy McNair from Sunderland earlier in the window.
Pulis also has Adam Clayton, Grant Leadbitter, Jonny Howson and forgotten man Julien de Sart amongst his options in the middle of the park.
Would Alfred N’Diaye be a good addition to Boro’s midfield?