Middlesbrough set to sell wanted winger to bring in TWO new signings - reports

Matt Phillips is reportedly interesting Middlesbrough
Matt Phillips is reportedly interesting Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough are set to cash in on winger Adama Traore in order to fund two new additions, according to reports.

TEAMtalk are reporting that Tony Pulis is willing to sell former Barcelona prospect Adama Traore to help secure a double swoop.

Traore, who was a standout performer as Boro reached the Championship play-off semi-final, has been linked with Chelsea, Newcastle and Monaco in recent weeks.

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If the Spaniard is sold, then Pulis is set to bring in two new attackers to fill the void.

The Middlesbrough manager is reportedly keen on Scotland international Matt Phillips, who he managed at West Brom.

Formerly of QPR, Phillips remains at the Hawthorns but has been widely linked with a move away from the Baggies this summer after their relegation from the top flight.

While a move to the Riverside Stadium wouldn't see him return to the Premier League, it would allow Phillips to reunite with a manager who rates him highly.

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Pulis is also supposedly interested in bringing Aston Villa's Albert Adomah back to Teesside.

The winger spent three years at Middlesbrough before leaving in 2016 following a reported bust-up with Aitor Karanka.

But with it looking likely that Villa will have to sell players this summer, Adomah could well be set for a return to the Riverside.

Any potential deals for Phillips and Adomah will likely depend on Boro being able to sell Traore, according to the report.

TEAMtalk also suggest that Adomah's teammate Alan Hutton is interesting Boro after he was told he would not be offered a new contract at Villa Park.