Boro join Boa hunt
By Graeme Bailey
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Middlesbrough are being tipped to rival Newcastle for Luis Boa Morte.Middlesbrough are being tipped to rival Newcastle for Luis Boa Morte.
The Fulham star has been a long-standing target for The Magpies and manager Graeme Souness is keen to secure his services.
Newcastle are short of left-sided options following the sale of Laurent Robert to Portsmouth.
However, Boro could yet make a rival bid for the Portuguese forward - who only penned a new contract at Craven Cottage in January.
Steve McClaren has lost Boudewijn Zenden, leaving only youngster Adam Johnson as back-up to Stewart Downing.
Fulham do not want to sell and a fee of £5 million is likely to be needed to land the former Arsenal man, and it is that price tag which looks to have put of all bidders so far.
Chris Coleman, who is desperate for Boa Morte stay, realises the player could go and is already checking on possible replacements, with Sporting Lisbon's Rudolph Douala looking the most likely candidate.
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