Middlesbrough are running out of time to sign George Saville from Millwall, so should they consider Leicester City’s Andy King instead?

Middlesbrough are hoping to complete a deadline day deal to sign George Saville, but Teesside Live reports Millwall will only allow the midfielder to leave if they can find an alternative.

Boro are hoping to land Saville initially on loan but with the view of making it a permanent move for a £7m fee in January – but there are still complications.

Lions manager Neil Harris is working with a small squad and will need to replace the 25-year-old, identifying Ryan Leonard of Sheffield United as a potential candidate.

The Blades themselves are interested in Marvin Johnson, who is currently at the Riverside, but time is running out to make this triumvirate of deals work for all three clubs.

Other options

Therefore perhaps Tony Pulis should be looking at other alternatives if the move for Saville falls through and the ideal choice could have been made available by Leicester City.

The Leicester Mercury reports that Andy King could leave the King Power Stadium before the window closes and with bags of experience in the Championship, the Wales international could the perfect player to help fire Pulis’ side to promotion.

In other news, New report claims player will cost Newcastle £62m, as Everton receive response to bid