Aussie goalkeeper Brad Jones has been told by Middlesbrough that he is a required player and they want to re-sign him.
The club is also keen on re-signing other keeper Ross Turnbull, which creates interest in the fight to become number one custodian at Boro.
Manager Gareth Southgate feels it’s healthy to have a rivalry for positions and told the Clubcall website, “I’d like them both here.”
“We fell they’re going to be top goalkeepers. They know that there’s no guaranteed No. 1 and it’s developing into a great battle between them.”