Middlesbrough hope regular action convinces Chelsea's Sidwell

Middlesbrough boss Gareth Southgate is battling to beat a host of Premiership rivals for Chelsea midfielder Steve Sidwell.

The Sun says Southgate faces stiff competition from Premier League rivals Everton and Aston Villa.

But Southgate will try to tempt the former Reading midfield star, 25, with the promise of regular first-team football at the Riverside.

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