Albion striker Ashley Barnes is a transfer target for Leeds as well as Burnley, The Argus understands.
It is unclear whether the Yorkshire giants have also agreed a fee with the Seagulls for Barnes.
But manager Brian McDermott is a big admirer and their interest could hijack Burnley's hopes of landing him.
Leeds, a point and a place below Albion in the Championship table in eighth, have more financial power than their Lancastrian rivals for Barnes' signature.
They are on the brink of bringing in Jimmy Kebe from Crystal Palace and Cameron Stewart from Hull in the aftermath of last weekend's FA cup exit at Rochdale, described by McDermott as the worst moment of his career.
Albion and Leicester were reportedly among several other Championship clubs interested in winger Stewart, who played against the Seagulls near the end of a loan stint with Charlton at The Valley on Boxing Day.