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Middlesbrough closing in on Burnley winger Eagles

Middlesbrough are chasing Burnley winger Chris Eagles.

The former Manchester United midfielder was watched by Boro boss Gareth Southgate's spy Gordon McQueen in the Carling Cup semi-final defeat at Tottenham last week.

Boro are going to check again, with players to offer Burnley boss Owen Coyle in part exchange for the £5m-rated midfielder who only moved to Turf Moor in the summer.

Coyle is keen on Boro youngsters Tony McMahon and Rhys Williams.

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