Wolverhampton Wanderers were linked with the now Middlesbrough player in January.
The former Chelsea and Nottingham Forest man returned to Middlesbrough in January after a loan spell in the 2014/15 season.
Middlesbrough are chasing Nottingham Forest forward Britt Assombalonga.
Newcastle United are reportedly interested in signing Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham in the summer transfer window.
Despite having one of the best defences in the league, the club failed to sign the attacking players Karanka craved.
Leeds United had been linked with Patrick Bamford, but he ended up joining Middlesbrough.
Having signed for Middlesbrough following a series of failed loan spells, is Patrick Bamford good enough for the Premier League?
Bamford is set to follow former Aston Villa striker Rudy Gestede to Middlesbrough.
The striker is set to return to the club he had an exceptional loan spell with in 2014-15.
HITC Sport understands that Boro are close on a double deal, while Crystal Palace are nearing a loan signing and two Championship sides are battling for a Riverside forward.