Middlesbrough boss Gareth Southgate is ready to clear Fabio Rochemback off his books this summer.

The Daily Mail says Rochemback, 26, has attracted interest from his previous club, Sporting Lisbon, as well as Benfica and Inter Milan, and seems certain to leave.

The release of former Spain international Mendieta, 34, will free up £60,000 a week in wages, which is certain to be put to better use as the midfielder has failed to make the team this season.