Premier League Burnley need to strengthen at left back and are reported to be seriously in the market to bring in cover with a permanent deal.
Leeds United's left back Charlie Taylor has been previously linked with Sean Dyche's Clarets but the Yorkshire outfit have so far resisted Burnley's overtures.
Burnley's Republic of Ireland international left back Stephen Ward is now in his thirties and it is widely reported that the Clarets' Northern Ireland international full back Daniel Lafferty is on his way to Bramhall Lane on a permanent transfer.
Lafferty is currently enjoying a hugely successful loan spell with the promotion chasing Blades and Sheffield United are hoping to agree a fee with Sean Dyche soon to make the loan deal permanent.
Leeds fans are concerned that Taylor will be sold in this transfer window, the player is out of contract in June and has so far steadfastly refused to sign a new contract with the Elland Road based club.
Taylor missed Monday night's FA Cup tie with Cambridge United and Garry Monk said the player will miss the vital promotion clash against the Rams on Friday night.
Leeds gaffer Monk delivered the bad news in his press conference on Wednesday, as reported by the Yorkshire Evening Post.
This has fuelled transfer speculation amongst Leeds fans and it looks increasingly likely that Taylor will be sold to gather funds as Leeds look to strengthen the squad to maintain their Championship play off aspirations.