Date: 6th July 2018 at 5:00pm
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The Northern Echo (via the Hartlepool Mail) are reporting that both us and Nottingham Forest could fight it out for a second time over a striker.

Lewis Grabban looks poised to join the Reds in a £6m deal, but it seems we are now vying with them again for Middlesbrough’s Britt Assombalonga.

Boro boss Tony Pulis is not a big fan of the Congolese international and is looking to sell the striker. Fans on Twitter were mixed in their reaction to the story:

Verdict

Although Garry Monk did sign Assombalonga last summer for Middlesborough, I can’t see him signing him again. It’s clear that we do have funds after bidding for Grabban, but Boro are unlikely to want to sell for much less than the £15m they paid Forest for the forward.

A player such as Peterborough’s Jack Marriott is probably in closer reach financially, and there are likely cheaper options that the club are considering to strengthen the frontline.

 
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