Middlesbrough’s Didier Digard is believed to be securing a deal at Nice in the near future.
Digard spent last season on loan at the French club and they are now ready to take him on a permanent deal.
Boro are desperate to get Digard, who is believed to be the highest-paid player at The Riverside, off their wage bill.
Middlesbrough boss Tony Mowbray has insisted he would work with the Frenchman, but his exit now looks to be getting closer.
Nice boss Eric Roy said that Digard was negotiating his release from Boro.
Meanwhile, Boro have confirmed that Rhys Williams and Jason Steele have been given an extra week off after international duty over the summer with Australia and England Under-21s respectively.
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