Middlesbrough and Aston Villa are among a host of European clubs tracking Pacos de Ferreira fullback Vitorino Antunes.

Pacos de Ferreira are resigned to selling their Portugal U21 star, though hope to hang onto Antunes until January at least.

Along with Boro and Villa, Juventus and Vicenza (Italy), St. Etienne (France), Olympiacos (Greece), Shakhtar Donetsk (Ukraine) and Deportivo La Coruna (Spain) are also chasing Antunes.