Middlesbrough are reportedly interested in Álvaro Negredo. The manager Aitor Karanka has the striker in his summer shopping list as the club will try to bring him back to the Premier League.

AS has an article today saying that Sevilla want the player on loan. But that’s not what Valencia are planning to do with him, since they want a permanent transfer to get rid of his wages.

Valencia bought Negredo from Manchester City for €31m in 2015 and now would like to recover at least a part of what they paid.

The Spanish side also have an offer from China, but according to the newspaper, Negredo doesn’t even want to hear it. So if the loan to Sevilla is ruled out, it would appear to leave Boro in pole position to sign the striker.

AS says that Negredo would not rule out a move to the Premier League, having previously played for Manchester City, although they say Middlesbrough aren’t a very exciting option for him. He’d prefer a club who could motivate him professionally and, if possible, he would like to stay closer to his daughter, who lives in Valencia.

The Spanish club still haven’t advanced with negotiations because they need the interested sides to contact the player first. According to AS, Negredo hasn’t received any calls so far.