Middlesbrough are planning a £4 million bid for Portsmouth striker David Nugent.

The People says Boro boss Gareth Southgate sees the England striker as a solution to the striking problems which have dogged him since the summer exits of Mark Viduka and Yakubu.

Pompey boss Harry Redknapp tried to off-load the England striker in August, just weeks after his £6m arrival from Preston.

And with Nugent, 22, still to score a Premiership goal, Redknapp could be prepared to do business.