Middlesbrough eye Dane Emil Larsen

HITC Sport understands a number of Championship clubs are tracking Denmark international Emil Larsen.

Middlesbrough are among a number of sides keeping tabs on Odense midfielder Emil Larsen, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

Larsen is highly-regarded in his homeland after emerging on the scene at Lyngby BK before joining Odense in 2012.

The attacking midfielder has played for Denmark at all youth levels al the way up to the senior side, winning five caps so far for his country.

Larsen's performances have not gone unnoticed among clubs across Europe with several German sides and NEC Nijmegen in Holland all watching the player.

Middlesbrough scouts are thought to have watched Larsen in action on several occasions and have given glowing reports of the player back to manager Aitor Karanka.

Larsen is in the final year of his contract at Odense and it is understood he has a buyout clause in his deal allowing him to leave the club if it is activated.

Odense are reluctant to lose one of their key players but they are bracing themselves for offers for Larsen before the transfer window closes

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