NEIL WARNOCK is assessing possible deals for Kamil Grosicki and Yannick Bolasie as he ponders his plans for the January transfer window.

The Middlesbrough manager remains keen to sign free agent Duncan Watmore on a short-term basis, and is set to offer the former Sunderland winger a contract to the end of the year at the end of the forthcoming international break.

However, he will look to put some longer-term plans in place when the transfer window reopens at the start of January with Grosicki and Bolasie both currently featuring on his list of potential transfer options.

Grosicki will almost certainly leave West Brom at the turn of the year as he does not form part of Slaven Bilic’s first-team plans at the Hawthorns.

The former Hull City midfielder almost joined Nottingham Forest on transfer-deadline day at the start of last month, only for a proposed move to the City Ground to collapse at the last minute.

Forest boss Chris Hughton will make a new move in January, but Warnock is set to provide competition for Grosicki’s signature as he looks to add some attacking creativity to his Middlesbrough squad.

Grosicki is due to become a free agent at the end of the season, and is understood to be keen to reignite his career in the second half of the campaign away from West Brom rather than remain with the Baggies with little chance of any senior involvement.

Bolasie is similarly determined to secure new employers in January, having watched a proposed move to Middlesbrough collapse in the final hour of the transfer window.

The winger thought he had secured a season-long loan move to Teesside, only for talks to break down before a deal could be completed.

He is back with Everton at the moment, although there is no chance of him featuring in the next two months as he was omitted from the 25-man squad list Carlo Ancelotti submitted to the Premier League.

Warnock will consider rekindling his interest at the start of next year, although the complications that led to the collapse of last month’s proposed deal will have to be ironed out before a new round of talks were to begin.

“I don’t know (why the deal collapsed) – it was just an error on all sides,” said Bolasie. “What I can say is that I did everything in my corner to make sure I played games at Middlesbrough.”