Middlesbrough in £4m swoop for Leicester City’s David Nugent

Middlesbrough bound? Leicester City's David Nugent.
Middlesbrough bound? Leicester City's David Nugent.
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Middlesbrough have had a £4m bid for Leicester City striker David Nugent accepted, according to reports.

Boro boss Aitor Karanka is keen to add more firepower to his Championship squad and out-of-favour Nugent fits the bill.

The 30-year-old Scouser - who has one cap for England - was not included in the squad for the Foxes opening day demolition of Sunderland at the King Power Stadium.

And reports today suggest Nugent could be heading to the Riverside, with Karanka keen to add him to his squad as they look to gain promotion back to the Premier League.

Boro have already added Stewart Downing, a £5.5m singing from West Ham United, as part of their summer recruitment drive and Nugent would be another significant investment by Karanka and chairman Steve Gibson.

Middlesbrough have also been heavily linked with Blackburn Rovers striker Jordan Rhodes and Crystal Palace frontman Dwight Gayle.

Nugent scored just five times in 32 appearances last season in the top flight but faced stiff competition for a place up front from Leonardo Ulloa, Jamie Vardy and Andrej Kramaric.

He has a healthy record in the Championship though, scoring 22 goals as Leicester won the title and were promoted in 2013-14.