Middlesbrough remain keen on £10m man also linked with Derby and Sheffield United

Boro are thought to still be keen on this striker
Boro are thought to still be keen on this striker

Middlesbrough are still interested in a deal for Ipswich Town striker Martyn Waghorn, according to reports.

Waghorn, who netted 16 times for the Tractor Boys last season, is in high-demand this summer after his productive season in front of goal.

Sheffield United were interested in a move for the ex-Sunderland striker and were reported to have launched a bid, but later withdrew their interest after hearing of Ipswich's asking price.

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Paul Hurst's side are thought to be looking for a fee of £8m to £10m for their prize asset, but that price tag does not look to have deterred Middlesbrough.

The Teesside Gazette are reporting that Tony Pulis remains interested in a deal - but he will face competition if a deal is to be done.

Derby County are thought to be the front-runners for Waghorn's signature with reports yesterday even suggesting that a deal had already been agreed.