Report: Middlesbrough keen on Millwall midfielder Jed Wallace, £5m deal close

Jed Wallace of Millwall in action during the Sky Bet League One match between Millwall and Northampton Town at The Den on April 14, 2017 in London, England.

Middlesbrough are close to bringing in Jed Wallace from Millwall, after seeing a bid rejected.

Jed Wallace of Millwall in action during the Sky Bet League One match between Millwall and Northampton Town at The Den on April 14, 2017 in London, England.

According to a report on the Daily Mail’s live blog (10:48, 9th August), Middlesbrough are close to signing Jed Wallace from Millwall for £5 million.

Boro had an initial bid for Wallace rejected, but they have upped their offer now and could well get a move over the line for the attacker.

 

Wallace, who can play on either flank or in attacking midfield, was a key player for Millwall for last season.

The 24-year-old’s energy from wide areas made him a popular figure at the Den, and he also scored seven goals.

Boro are looking to improve their attacking options, having lost Adama Traore to Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Jed Wallace of Millwall (C) misses a chance during the Sky Bet League One Playoff Final between Bradford City and Millwall at Wembley Stadium on May 20, 2017 in London, England.

Much of Tony Pulis’ side’s attacking play went through Traore, but they are now looking at other ways to cover for the departure of the winger.

Boro are in negotiations with a number of players today, with Pulis’ side looking likely to have a busy deadline day.

Craig Forsyth of Derby County crosses while under pressure from Jed Wallace of Millwall during the Sky Bet Championship match between Millwall and Derby County at The Den on January 30,...

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