Middlesbrough sit second in the Championship, having lost just one game all season.
Daniel Ayala was key to Aitor Karanka as Middlesbrough finished second in the Championship back in 2015/16 and now he wants him at Nottingham Forest.
Leeds United are believed to be looking to sign a centre-back in the summer, and Middlesbrough's Daniel Ayala should be on their wishlist.
Middlesbrough's Daniel Ayala is wanted by Sheffield Wednesday.
Sheffield Wednesday are reportedly ready to step up their interest in Newcastle United's Grant Hanley and Middlesbrough's Daniel Ayala.
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Top scorer Cristhian Stuani is among those who are back in contention ahead of the trip to the Etihad.
Romelu Lukaku netted for the fourth time this week as unbeaten Everton came from behind to comfortably beat Middlesbrough 3-1.
Newcastle United were reportedly interested in signing Daniel Ayala from Middlesbrough in the summer transfer window.
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