Middlesbrough are set to allow Lukas Jutkiewicz to leave the club and join Bolton Wanderers on loan, and Kevin Doyle has been lined up as a replacement.
Sky Sports have reported Boro are in advanced talks with Wolves over the transfer. Kevin Doyle is in his fifth season at the club but they are willing to let him leave as he is currently their highest wage earner. With two successive relegations, Wolves are still trying to ship out some of their higher earners. Jamie O'Hara still remains at the club on a high wage too.
Doyle has only scored three goals for Wolves in League One so far this season from 16 appearances, but Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka feels the experienced striker can help them push for the play-offs in the Championship.
Sky Sports said that Boro aren't the only Championship club interested in the Republic of Ireland international. Former club Reading and Ipswich Town are also said to be interested. A move to Ipswich would see him link up with former strike partner Sylvain Ebanks-Blake.
Doyle's move to Middlesbrough could follow David Ngog moving to Bolton who will then replace him with Lukas Jutkiewicz if reports are to be believed. Kevin will hope that a move back to the Championship can help him with regards to international selection under Martin O'Neill.
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