Middlesbrough now clear favourites to sign released Leicester City defender Robert Huth

Tony Pulis, Manager of Middlesbrough looks on prior to the Sky Bet Championship Play Off Semi Final second leg match between Aston Villa and Middlesbrough at Villa Park on May 15, 2018 in...

Huth, who won the Premier League with Leicester City two years ago, spent three seasons at Middlesbrough earlier in his career.

Robert Huth of Leicester City looks on during the Premier League match between Leicester City and West Ham United at The King Power Stadium on December 31, 2016 in Leicester, England.

Middlesbrough are now clear favourites to sign the former Leicester City defender Robert Huth this summer with Sky Bet.

Boro, for whom Huth also played, were initially installed as 6/1 shots - behind Cardiff City (4/1) and alongside Aston Villa and Stoke City, another of the German's former employers.

But the Teesside club have seen been cut to 4/6 - ahead of Stoke (3/1).

Leicester confirmed Huth's release last month, after the 33-year-old suffered an injury-ridden campaign.

Ben Gibson of Middlesbrough during The Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Middlesbrough and Sunderland at the Riverside Stadium on January 6, 2018 in Middlesbrough, England.

And with Middlesbrough's Ben Gibson strongly liked with a move to the Premier League, it is possible the beaten play-off semi-finalists could turn to Huth as a replacement.

The ex-Chelsea stopper spent three seasons at the Riverside Stadium, but left for a Stoke side then managed by Boro boss Tony Pulis, in 2009.

Tony Pulis, Manager of Middlesbrough looks on prior to the Sky Bet Championship Play Off Semi Final second leg match between Aston Villa and Middlesbrough at Villa Park on May 15, 2018 in...

Aston Villa, Derby County and West Bromwich Albion are all 12/1 to land Huth.

Leicester moved fast to replace the 19-cap former international, landing West Brom's Jonny Evans for a cut-price £3.5 million.

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