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Middlesbrough fume over Man City pursuit of Johnson

Middlesbrough are furious with Manchester City's behaviour over their pursuit of Adam Johnson.

The News of the World says they have vowed to fight the move for the highly-regarded England Under-21 international who is now keen to talk to Eastlands manager Roberto Mancini to hear what he has to offer.

Middlesbrough feel the Sunderland-born player, who they have reared from a trainee, has been deliberately unsettled and a senior source told Sport of the World: "We are disgusted by Manchester City's conduct.

"They have come in with the transfer window ready to close and put in a derogatory offer. He has had his head turned but we still believe we can turn it back."

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