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Swansea Preparing Bid To Take £9m Rated Boro Outcast Off Pulis’s Hands

Swansea are considering a January bid for Middlesbrough forward Martin Braithwaite, according to reports in the UK.

The Danish international has been unsettled at the Riverside Stadium since he was loaned out to Bordeaux by manager Tony Pulis for the second half of last season.

Braithwaite submitted a transfer request during the summer to force through a permanent switch to La Liga side Leganes, but the move was blocked after Boro failed to find a replacement.

However, it is believed that the 27-year-old will be allowed to leave the club if Middlesbrough can recoup the £9m they paid Toulouse for the forward 18 months ago.

Boro boss Pulis has omitted Braithwaite from the last two matchday squads in the league, although he did start in the shock 1-0 home defeat to Burton Albion in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday night.

This season, the Dane has scored just three goals in 19 appearances and has struggled for form in recent months.