Middlesbrough are 'in talks' over a deal for West Ham striker Jordan Hugill, according to reports today.
Hugill, who hails from Teesside, has been linked with a switch to the Riverside Stadium in recent weeks as Tony Pulis targets further attacking additions.
And a deal for the striker is looking increasingly likely, with reports today suggesting that Boro are 'in talks' over a deal for the 26-year-old.
The striker only joined West Ham in January in a £9.5million deal, but does not feature prominently in new manager Manuel Pellegrini's plans.
He had been heavily linked with a move to Leeds United earlier in the transfer window, while Aston Villa were also linked with a loan swoop for Hugill.
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But Boro look to be in pole position to land the frontman, with Sky Sports' reporter Keith Downie revealing that the club are in talks over a switch.
Downie also claimed that Middlesbrough remain in talks with Everton over a deal for Yannick Bolasie.
Both permanent and loan options are being explored as Pulis tries to tempt the winger, who cost Everton £26million, to the Championship.