Report: Middlesbrough agree deal to sign Leicester forward David Nugent

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Middlesbrough have an agreement in place to sign David Nugent from Leicester.

Middlesbrough have an agreement in place to sign David Nugent from Leicester City, report The Sun.

A £2 million fee is in place and Nugent is due to discuss personal terms with the club.

He did not feature in Leicester's Premier League opener, and does not figure in new manager Claudio Ranieri's plans.

He made 29 appearances for the Foxes in 2014/15, scoring five goals.

The 30-year-old is a former England international, establishing himself at Preston North End before moving to Portsmouth. He has been at Leicester since 2011.

Middlesbrough drew 0-0 with Preston in their Championship opener, with manager Aitor Karanka quoted by GazetteLive admitting they need a player who can score goals, to fire their promotion push.

Nugent has a proven track record of doing just that, helping Leicester win promotion in 2013/14, scoring 20 Championship goals in 46 games.

The fee is a potential bargain in comparison to Jordan Rhodes of Blackburn, with The Star claiming Middlesbrough had an astonishing £13 million bid rejected for the former Huddersfield Town forward.

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