Middlesbrough are chasing Bolton goalkeeper Jussi Jaaskelainen.

The Sunday Sun says Boro face competition from Tottenham, Aston Villa and West Ham, as well as a host of clubs in Italy, Spain and Germany, for the 33-year-old, who seems certain to leave the Trotters.

"We have had one round of talks with Bolton and that was some 12 months ago, since then we have heard nothing," said Jaaskelainen's agent, Peter Harrison. "There are several clubs showing an interest and we would expect a deal to be tied up soon."