RB Leipzig are willing to listen to offers for United States international Terrence Boyd and have ruled out signing West Ham United youngster Reece Oxford in the near future.
After 10 matches, the Bundesliga club, founded in 2009 and financed by the Austrian soft drink company (Red Bull), are unbeaten on 24 points. The improbable run puts them second in the table but equal on points with leaders Bayern Munich.
It is the first time in six years that a team has been level on points with Bayern at this point in the season. It is also the longest a promoted side has ever remained unbeaten at the start of a Bundesliga season.
The newcomers could top the table for the first time should Bayern fail to beat Dortmund on Nov. 19, and they can move ahead if they win their match at Leverkusen the night before.
Leipzig's summer spending spree, which included Nottingham Forest's Oliver Burke and Arsenal target Naby Keita, has seen a few players drop down in the pecking order, such as Rani Khedira, Juventus midfielder Sami Khedira's younger brother.
The transfers have also shut the door on first-team opportunities for others, including Boyd.
Speaking to Bild, Leipzig's sporting director Ralf Rangnick has now said that the club are willing to listen to offers for Boyd, should he decide he wants to seek out new alternatives in the winter.
"There were concrete enquiries for him in August. I expect it to be similar in winter, and if there are any then we will sit down and look for the best solution for Terrence and us," Rangnick said.
The 25-year-old has entered the final months of his current deal and returned to the pitch following almost two years on the sidelines with an anterior cruciate ligament tear earlier this term.
Despite making a brief comeback for the United States in October in the 1-1 draw with New Zealand, he has been limited to playing for Leipzig's reserve in the regional fourth tier, where he has scored four goals so far.
Leipzig have been linked with West Ham United youngster Reece Oxford, 17, by U.K. media in recent days. Although Rangnick confirmed the centre-back has appeared on the club's radar, he ruled out making a move for the England under-17 international.
Rangnick said: "We will neither sign him in the winter nor in the summer. He played a role [in RB's thoughts] once, but that's a thing of the past."