Middlesbrough are keen on Norwich City pair Dani Ayala and Luciano Becchio.

Boro boss Tony Mowbray hopes to take both players on-loan.

He told the Evening Gazette: "We are working on things on a daily basis. How close are we to doing something? I would like to think pretty close.

"Let's wait and see what happens, but we are working very hard to strengthen the squad.

"The point I have been trying to make is we have a good team. I just feel the squad needs to be strengthened so that if we suffer an injury, we have cover in place."

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