Boro refute Downing exit talk
By Alex Livie. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
Middlesbrough are not contemplating selling Stewart Downing in the January transfer window.
The England international winger is rumoured to be a target for Tottenham boss Martin Jol, but Boro are not considering selling the 22-year-old.
"We've had no contact from Tottenham, nor do we expect any," Boro chief executive Keith Lamb told The Sun.
Downing has been one of Boro's better players so far this term and it would appear that he figures prominently in manager Gareth Southgate's thoughts.
"Stewart has a big part to play in our future plans," declared Lamb.
Spurs are on the fringe of the European places and Jol would appear keen to add to his options.
Deportivo La Coruna defender Fabricio Coloccini is rumoured to be a target for the Dutchman, with reports suggesting the player's agent has held talks with the Galician club over a possible move.