EXCLUSIVE: Sheff Wed leading chase for Middlesbrough strike target

Date published: Thursday 15th October 2020 12:03 - Robert McCarthy

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Sheffield Wednesday are leading the chase to land Stoke City striker Lee Gregory before Friday’s EFL transfer deadline, TEAMtalk understands.

The 32-year-old is currently available for transfer, with Stoke happy to let the former Millwall man move on, despire him being involved for Michael O’Neill this season.

Now the Sheffield-born attacker has the chance to return to his hometown. He began his career in the Academy of arch-rivals Sheffield United.

Garry Monk is eager to bolster his front-line and is now targeting Gregory But he does have rivals for the player’s signature.

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Middlesbrough are also understood to be taking a keen interest ahead of the transfer deadline.

Meanwhile, Boro and Wednesday are also in the hunt West Brom forward Kenneth Zohore.

The Dane has struggled for game time since his £8million move from Cardiff in the summer of 2019.

He has scored just four times in 17 appearances for the Baggies, but they are reluctant to let him move on.


Boro make surprise move for Spurs star

Middlesbrough are reportedly planning to bring Tottenham defender Danny Rose back up north with a loan move before Friday’s transfer deadline.

While the window for international transfers closed last Monday, Premier League and EFL clubs can still trade.

Rose has so far been unable to secure another move away from Spurs after last season’s loan at Newcastle. Indeed he was in talks about a permanent transfer to Genoa but that deal eventually collapsed.

However, Football Insider claims that the 30-year-old may still get his exit wish before Friday’s cut-off. Boro are plotting an ‘ambitious’ move for Rose which would be a ‘surprise’ move for the left-back.

Rose has entered the final year of his Spurs deal, with his club willing to loan him out until that deal expires. Read more…



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