Boro man targeted by rivals
Championship rivals Birmingham City are keen on taking Middlesbrough winger Stewart Downing to St Andrew's.
The 32-year-old former England international was recently made available by the relegated Teessiders.
Blues manager Harry Redknapp also wants to bring in Ashley Cole and Robbie Keane - both of whom have been playing for LA Galaxy in the MLS.
"Stewart Downing is a proper player, got a great left foot, he's fit as a fiddle," Redknapp told SkySports. "Whether we could afford him I don't know.
"Wage-wise I don't know where we would go with it, I haven't got a clue what he earns, and he belongs to Middlesbrough," he added. "But I think they've said he can go on a free, so he's of interest."