Middlesbrough are one of nine teams who have registered an interest in signing Livingston striker Lyndon Dykes, according to reports in England.
Rangers, Celtic, Blackburn, Derby, Millwall, Stoke, Sunderland and Wigan have all made enquiries about the 24-year-old in recent weeks.
Dykes has recently admitted that he has ambitions of playing for a bigger club than Livingston, although he isn’t letting the interest go to his head:
“I’m really enjoying my time at Livi. But I’m also confident I can push on and reach an even higher level at a bigger club. There’s been a bit of talk and a few clubs interested but I’ve not heard anything concrete. It’s good to be talked about, but I don’t read too much into it.”
The fierce competition for the Australian born Scottish forward means Boro’s chances of landing the player are pretty slim, considering they have limited financial resources.
The Teessiders were already looking to slash costs this summer due to the loss of parachute payments and, combined with the loss of revenue during the global health crisis, the transfer budget is unlikely to stretch very far.
However, manager Jonathan Woodgate is desperately short of firepower, with Boro having scored just 37 goals in 37 league games this season.