Garry Monk is hoping the deal to sign Birmingham defender Ryan Shotton can be completed “as soon as possible”.
“The club are dealing with those matters, but he’s a player we’re interested in,” Monk said ahead of Saturday’s game at Nottingham Forest.
On Middlesbrough’s website, Monk stated: “The bid has been accepted and we’d like to get that process done as soon as possible. There’s always speculation, that’s the same at every club, but we’ve got a few positions we’d like to add to.”
Boro paid Forest £15million last month for Britt Assombalonga, while Darren Randolph, Ashley Fletcher, Martin Braithwaite, Cyrus Christie and Jonny Howson are also among Monk’s summer signings. Boro recouped in the region of £10million for Gaston Ramirez following his move to Sampdoria, while Viktor Fischer, Cristhian Stuani, Brad Guzan, James Husband and Alex Baptiste have also left the Riverside Stadium.