Middlesbrough have joined the race to sign West Ham striker Jordan Hugill, according to TEAMtalk.
The website reports that Tony Pulis is looking to seal a deal for Ipswich’s Martyn Waghorn before making a move for the 26-year-old.
The Sun had reported that QPR, Leeds and us were all interested in signing Hugill on loan, however, TEAMtalk believe Boro are the favourites to land the Hammers forward.
The player grew up supporting Middlesbrough after being born in the town, and he is said to be “keen” to return home if he leaves West Ham this summer.
Hugill is unlikely to get much game time if he remains with the Hammers. The striker only signed for the Premier League side for £10m in the January transfer window, but he has yet to start a game since his move, making just three brief substitute appearances in league matches against Brighton, Watford and Southampton.