Middlesbrough boss Gareth Southgate is eyeing Liverpool striker Peter Crouch.

The Teessiders have been linked with a move for Crouch should the Reds land Fernando Torres amid speculation that Manchester City could join the race to sign Ayegbeni Yakubu.

Boro have already made their interest in Manchester United's Alan Smith known, but with Yakubu's future uncertain, are considering a series of options.