A week ago, L’Equipe reported Middlesbrough were closing in on a move to sign Marcel Tisserand from Ingolstadt.

Middlesbrough and Ingolstadt were said to be in negotiations over a deal for the defender, and a transfer looked likely.

After initially insinuating Tisserand couldn’t get the move he wanted, not keen to play in the Bundesliga 2, Ingolstadt then banned the player from training and told him to find a new destination before the end of the window.

Middlesbrough had already offered €5.5m, so things were looking promising for a potential move, but the same French newspaper say it’s now over… and Boro won’t be the new destination.

Tisserand is instead going to Wolfsburg for a year on loan, but it’s a loan with a difference.

Ingolstadt will receive €8m, and the transfer become permanent, once Tisserand makes 10 appearances.

€8m, with a little gamble, is clearly more tempting for Ingolstadt than Middlesbrough’s €5.5m.