Ambitious Middlesbrough in 'advanced talks' with Alvaro Negredo

Alvaro Negredo
Alvaro Negredo

Middlesbrough are reportedly close to signing former Manchester City striker Alvaro Negredo.

Spanish football expert Guillem Balague has claimed on Twitter that the newly-promoted club are in "advanced talks" with Negredo.

The 30-year-old joined Valencia on a permanent basis last summer after completing a season-long loan at the Mestalla Stadium.

Balague tweeted: "Ambitious @Boro in advanced talks with @AlvaroNegredo_7. IF terms + fee agreed with Valencia, most of Karanka's job would be done this early."