EXCLUSIVE: Boro agree £7m striker deal; Ipswich defender also eyed

Middlesbrough have agreed a fee with Ipswich for striker Martyn Waghorn and are also chasing one of his Town teammates, we can reveal.

The 28-year-old forward has been one of Tony Pulis’ top targets, but the likes of Derby and Sheffield United have also been pushing to land Waghorn.

However, Ipswich have now agreed a deal with Boro believed to be worth around £7million for the player.

Waghorn was not involved in Ipswich’s opening day draw with Blackburn, as boss Paul Hurst confirmed he was on his way out of the club.

The South Shields-born former Sunderland man is now set to discuss personal terms with Boro, but they are hoping to have the deal concluded in time for him face Sheffield United on Tuesday.

Boro, though, could yet make it a double deal with Ipswich, as they have also asked about Waghorn’s team-mate Jonas Knudsen.

The left-sided Danish defender, who is also wanted by Stoke, could help bolster a Boro defence which has just lost Ben Gibson to Burnley.

Knudsen, 25, has been with Ipswich since 2015 after joining from Esbjerg.