Towards the end of the summer transfer window, a report popped up in the English press that Middlesbrough and Crystal Palace were both eyeing up Michael Ngadeu-Ngadjui.
The Cameroon international is currently under contract at Slavia Prague in the Czech Republic, but his performances at the latest Africa Cup of Nations caught the eye of a few scouts.
In fact, Boro and Garry Monk are said to still be interested in Ngadeu, according to CamFoot, but they’ll face more exotic competition than Crystal Palace this time around.
The Cameroonian website state Montpellier in France and now Trabzonspor in Turkey are after the 26-year-old, who helped his country lift the Afcon back in February.
Capable of playing both at centre-back and in front of the defence as a defensive midfielder, Ngadeu would be an interesting option for Middlesbrough as they attempt to return to the Premier League, currently sitting just outside the playoff spots.
However, CamFoot state that, if he had a choice, the player would prefer a move to Italy, where he is said to be in talks with one of the bigger teams, and could be close to signing.
So, if Middlesbrough want their man, they might want to hurry up.