Ipswich Town are understood to be monitoring the potential availability of Samsunspor left-back Marc Bola.

The 26-year-old, who hails from London, came through the youth ranks at Arsenal, moved to Blackpool and then recently spent four seasons at Championship club Middlesbrough.

A regular second-tier starter under the management of Neil Warnock, he found chances more limited under both Chris Wilder and Michael Carrick and was subsequently sold to newly-promoted Turkish top-flight club Samsunspor last summer.

Bola started the opening five games of this season before picking up an injury. He returned to action as a substitute in early December and eventually got back in the starting XI for last Sunday's 1-1 draw at Fenerbache.

It's been reported that Samsunspor are looking to sell one of their foreign players this month - they're at the limit of 14 - to make room for a new addition.

Leif Davis, with 10 assists to his name, is a key man for Ipswich at left-back, but Kieran McKenna wants to add some more depth to that position for the second half of the season.

Brandon Williams is currently back at parent club Manchester United undergoing 'medical assessment' and there's no guarantee he returns, while Janoi Donacian remains sidelined with a groin injury that has dogged him all season.

That leaves academy graduate Cameron Humphreys, a midfielder by trade, acting as Davis' understudy at present and Ipswich may be keen to get him on loan this month to experience some regular football.

The Blues are understood to also be interested in experienced Sheffield Wednesday left-sider Marvin Johnson, though the two clubs appear far apart in their valuation of the 33-year-old.