Middlesbrough's dressing room won't be shedding tears for Yakubu Aiyegbeni's departure to Everton, it has been revealed.

Everton have had a record £11.25 million bid accepted for the Nigeria international, who was on Merseyside yesterday for talks.

The Daily Telegraph says player power pushed Yakubu out of Middlesbrough after senior pros told boss Gareth Southgate the Nigerian striker was no longer pulling his weight.