Offloading three senior players will save a fortune at Middlesbrough, it has been revealed.

The Mirror says Gareth Southgate will cut his wage bill by £7million a year and use the cash to freshen up his squad.

The Boro boss is putting off discussions over new contracts until the end of the season but Fabio Rochemback, Mark Schwarzer and Gaizka Mendieta are likely to quit.