Middlesbrough are keeping tabs on Birmingham City midfielder Jobe Bellingham, according to reports in the English media.
The 17-year-old, who is the younger sibling of England international Jude, could be set to leave St Andrews if the Blues can’t find a new owner.
Bellingham has a deal with the Championship side that expires in 2024, and he is one of the club’s most saleable assets, so he may have to be sacrificed to raise funds.
Boro, Newcastle, Sunderland, Rangers, Nice and Bayer Leverkusen are all said to be monitoring developments, waiting to see whether the teenager is made available for transfer.
While his older brother Jude could be sold for as much as €150m (£130m) next summer, Jobe would likely be offloaded for a tiny fraction of that fee.
He made his senior debut for Birmingham in a FA Cup tie against Plymouth at the start of this year and he has gone on to make 14 more appearances over the last eleven months.