Boro hold talks with in-demand Sunderland striker

Reports suggest Middlesbrough FC have held talks with representatives of the 20-year-old Sunderland forward.

Boro hold talks with in-demand Sunderland striker

Reports claim that Middlesbrough FC are eyeing a move for Sunderland striker Josh Maja, having held talks with representatives of the striker.

The 20-year-old is out of contract this summer and although the Black Cats have offered him an improved contract, it is believed the 20-year-old is looking for a move away from League One.

Boro are reportedly ready to offer £2 million for Maja, however face strong competition from several Premier League teams with West Ham United, Crystal Palace and Cardiff City showing an interest. German clubs Stuttgart, Cologne and Wolfsburg are also keen to sign him, however Sunderland are expected to hold out on their £4 million valuation of the promising forward.

Maja has scored 16 goals in League One, helping establish Sunderland as promotion candidates this season.

With Maja out of contract at the end of the season, Sunderland will be looking to cash in on the player now, rather than lose him for a minimal fee in the summer.

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Boro hold talks with players following confrontation at Newport

Boro hold talks with players following confrontation at Newport

Multiple claims of the players confronting fans at the Newport game emerged on social media which forced Boro to take action.

"They get paid good money to play a game of football" - Tony Pulis

Middlesbrough manager Tony Pulis pulled no punches in the aftermath of seeing his team dumped out of the FA Cup by League Two side Newport.

Confused right now: Will the real Middlesbrough Football Club please stand up?

Confused right now: Will the real Middlesbrough Football Club please stand up?

I can honestly say I’ve never been so confused about how I feel right now.

George Saville bullish after Middlesbrough win at West Brom

George Saville bullish after Middlesbrough win at West Brom

Middlesbrough manager Tony Pulis also expressed his appreciation for the striker Britt Assombalonga who played a crucial role in the comeback.