Middlesbrough boss Gareth Southgate refused to be drawn on Ayegbeni Yakubu's omission from yesterday's win at Fulham amid speculation the Nigerian striker is set to join Everton for £10million.

He said: "We've not had any offers for Yakubu. I just decided that the squad that travelled was the one I wanted for this game.

"I've no idea if Yakubu will be sold in the next few days."