Fulham, Millwall and Brighton are targeting a move for Nottingham Forest utility player Greg Halford, according to the Argus.
The 30-year-old defender spent the first half of this season on loan at the Seagulls, and he could be set to remain at the Amex Stadium if Forest and Brighton can arrange a deal.
However, Championship rivals Fulham and Millwall are also interested in the player who is notorious for his versatility.
Halford has played in literally every position on the pitch during his playing career, having had spells as a full-back, centre-back, midfielder and a striker.
The Chelmsford-born defender has been at Forest since 2012 and had gone on to make over 75 appearances for the Championship club.
Halford has an abundance of Football League experience, having had spells at Portsmouth, Wolves, Sheffield United, Charlton, Sunderland, Reading, Braintree Town and Colchester United.
New Brighton and Hove Albion manager Chris Hughton has hinted that he may re-sign Halford in the January transfer window, but is keeping an open mind in the window, saying to the Argus:
“You’ve always got your thoughts and targets but sometimes, with the players you would like or might be interested in, it’s two different things in wanting them and getting them.
“I’ve used the time this season to watch a lot of games, mostly Championship games, so I’d like to think I know the division very well.
“We’ll spend a lot of this month going through the targets we have and the targets that are already aligned here with the recruitment department.”
Whoever captures Halford will obtain a player who can be utilised in an array of positions, and can provide adequate back-up to an injury.
But, it is unclear as to whether Nottingham Forest manager Stuart Pearce will want to let the defender leave in the window, and he could utilise the 30-year-old for the rest of the season.