Ledesma set for Championship switch
Walsall have been dealt a blow with the news Emmanuel Ledesma is set to leave the League One club.
The Argentinian returned to the Banks's Stadium in March on a deal until the end of the season having been back in his homeland after a similar spell with the Saddlers at the end of the 2010/11 campaign.
He has been offered a two-deal deal by manager Dean Smith but his future looks to lie in the Championship, with Middlesbrough leading the chase for the 23-year-old playmaker.
Ledesma's agent Lucas Cominelli told Sky Sports: "We are talking with Middlesbrough, yes - but nothing has been signed yet. We are just awaiting the offer and we will see from there.
"There are two other clubs also interested from the Championship so we will see, Emmanuel is not in a hurry, he is calm. But Middlesbrough are who we are talking to now and are ahead of anyone else."
Cominelli added: "Emmanuel was very happy with Walsall, they welcomed him in and did very well for him. He has nothing against playing for Walsall, but playing in the Championship would be an obvious step up for him. He knows all about that level having been there with QPR and is keen to return."