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31 October 2020 16:43

TEAMtalk understands Middlesbrough are considering offering a contract to former Sunderland forward Duncan Watmore.

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TEAMtalk understands Middlesbrough are considering offering a contract to former Sunderland forward Duncan Watmore. The 26-year-old has been training with Neil Warnock's first team at Rockliffe this week. Watmore is a free agent and we understand the free agent is keen on securing a move to The Riverside. It is understood Watmore has done well on trial and now Warnock is looking at an offer. Warnock though refused to commit himself at his press conference on Friday morning.

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The Boro boss publicly said he was not expecting to make any signings However, Boro are weighing up a move, but have limited funds. They are though are short on attacking options and could offer a heavily incentivised deal to the former England Under- 21 star. It's also understood Watmore has options abroad and in League On TEAMtalk revealed back in April that Boro had an interest in Watmore. Niasse talk Meanwhile, former Everton striker Oumar Niasse will reject interest from clubs in England – including Middlesbrough – to move abroad, TEAMtalk understands. The 30-year-old Senegal international is a free agent after departing Everton in the recent transfer window.

Indeed, the Toffees eventually accepted defeat in finding a suitable buyer for the forward. But despite his career coming to a halt, Niasse has received a plethora of interest since entering free agency. TEAMtalk understands that Championship sides such as Derby and Middlesbrough have both showed interest. READ MORE… As a subscriber, you are shown 80% less display advertising when reading our articles. Those ads you do see are predominantly from local businesses promoting local services. These adverts enable local businesses to get in front of their target audience – the local community. It is important that we continue to promote these adverts as our local businesses need as much support as possible during these challenging times. Close Boro have looked the better side going forward so far. More good work from Coulson saw the wideman pick out Morsy on the right and the latter crossed for Assombalonga before the ball was turned behind for a corner. The forward, whose spell on Wearside was blighted by two serious knee injuries, was released by Sunderland this summer. He has options both home and abroad and has been training with Championship side Boro this week, report Teesside Live. Speaking earlier this summer, Watmore said: "I want to create some really good new memories on the pitch. Hopefully there is a club out there for me. Whether it be in this country or abroad, I am open to all ideas. Sign up to our Sunderland AFC newsletter The i newsletter cut through the noise Sign up Thanks for signing up! Sorry, there seem to be some issues. Please try again later. Submitting... Duncan Watmore in action during his Sunderland days. "I feel as fit as I've ever felt. I have used this period to seriously step up my fitness game. My knee feels stronger than ever and I feel my body is in the best position it has been since before my injury.