In other Middlesbrough news, it can be REVEALED the club are chasing a top-flight winger that could be offloaded by a London-based side.
Exclusive: Talks held as QPR and Wigan join Middlesbrough in chasing PL free agent
EXCLUSIVE by Pete O’Rourke
Queens Park Rangers and Wigan have joined Middlesbrough in the chase for former Chelsea defender Todd Kane, Football Insider understands
Kane is available on a free transfer after seeing out his contract at Premier League giants Chelsea earlier this summer.
A well-placed source has told Football Insider that QPR, Middlesbrough and Wigan have all held talks with Kane over a potential move.
Football Insider exclusively revealed that Middlesbrough were closing in on a deal for Kane’s capture but they now have competition from their Championship rivals for his signing.
Kane enjoyed a successful season on loan at Hull, making 41 appearances in all competitions and chipping in with three goals for the Tigers.
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The 25-year-old’s versatility in that he can right-back, right wing-back as well as left-back and in midfield making him an attractive proposition to his suitors.
Kane is now weighing up his options and is expected to make a decision on his future in the immediate future, with just over a week until the Championship kicks off again with Luton versus Middlesbrough.