Boro were assessing several targets last month and eventually signed five new players, Patrick Roberts, Lukas Nmecha, Dejan Stojanovic, Harold Moukoudi and Ravel Morrison, before last week’s deadline. We take a look at what happened to the other names that were said to be on the Teessiders’ radar – scroll down and flick through our picture gallery to find out:
1. Ben Gibson
Boro were interested in re-signing their former centre-back on loan yet Burnley were reluctant to let him leave. Watford also made an offer for Gibson but the 27-year-old stayed at Turf Moor.
Photo: Alex Livesey
2. Filip Benkovic
Several Championship clubs were linked with a loan move for the Leicester defender who eventually joined Bristol City on transfer deadline day.
Photo: Michael Regan
3. Cameron Carter-Vickers
After returning to parent club Tottenham following a loan spell at Stoke, Carter-Vickers was also being tracked by several clubs. In the final few days of the window, the 22-year-old joined Luton on loan until the end of the season.
Photo: Nathan Stirk
4. Jordan Jones
Reports in Scotland suggested Boro were planning a surprise swoop for their former winger, yet it's believed those claims were wide of the mark. Despite the speculation, Jones remains a Rangers player.
Photo: Ian MacNicol