West Ham United may hold off in completing a deal that would see the club land promising Leeds star Sam Byram, according to the Brentwood Gazette.
The Yorkshire giants have announced their intention to sell the player this month after he rejected a new deal at Elland Road.
However, with his current contract due to expire at the end of this campaign, the Hammers could choose to hold off until the summer to open talks with the 22-year old.
A versatile player, he is equally adept as a right-back or further up the park in a berth on the right of midfield.
Loan star Carl Jenkinson has attracted criticism at times this season and the former England international is set to return to parent club Arsenal this summer.
Another option at right-back, James Tomkins, has been consistently touted as a potential target for former manager Sam Allardyce, now at Sunderland.