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New club enters race for striker linked with Leeds, Nottingham Forest and Birmingham

Another club has been linked with this Middlesbrough man
Another club has been linked with this Middlesbrough man

Another Championship club have entered the race for Middlesbrough striker Britt Assombalonga, according to reports.

Teamtalk suggest that West Brom are keen on a deal for the striker who they have identified as the ideal replacement for the outgoing Salomon Rondon.

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Rondon has been heavily linked with a move to Newcastle United this summer and looks set to seal a switch to St James's Park before the transfer window slams shut.

And that deal could pave the way for the Baggies to swoop for Assombalonga - who himself has been the subject of much speculation this summer.

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The striker only moved to the Riverside Stadium last summer in a deal worth a reported £15m but, with rumours of a falling out with Tony Pulis surfacing in recent weeks, a move away is a possibility.

Leeds, Nottingham Forest and Birmingham have all been linked with a swoop for the striker - although it is understood that Leeds at least have no interest in sealing a deal.