Middlesbrough are favourites to land Chelsea midfielder Steve Sidwell in a £5 million deal.

The Mail on Sunday says Sidwell, who has not played for Avram Grant since the FA Cup tie against Huddersfield in February, is a big admirer of Boro boss Gareth Southgate and believes there is huge potential for him at The Riverside alongside young English players such as Stewart Downing and David Wheater.