Middlesbrough could lose prized asset to local rivals Newcastle - reports
Middlesbrough attacker Adama Traore has been linked with a move to Newcastle United.
As revealed by our sister title, the Yorkshire Post, Boro are bracing themselves for bids for Traore after an impressive season.
The 22-year-old, who was linked with Chelsea and Everton earlier this summer, was the standout performer as Tony Pulis' side reached the play-off semi-finals.
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The Post suggests that the asking price for Traore could be as little as £15million - half his rumoured valuation earlier this summer.
Benitez was linked with a swoop for the attacker last season and has long been an admirer of Traore's talents.