Middlesbrough have moved forward to sign Jørgen Strand Larsen from Dutch club Groningen, according to claims coming from Norway on Wednesday morning.

TV2 report the player has been of interest to multiple clubs this summer, with Italian sides Bologna and Sassuolo both being ‘concrete’ with their intentions regarding a transfer.

Middlesbrough are the latest to come forward and it’s stated they’ve made an offer worth 100m NOK, which is around £9m. That may not be enough, with other interested clubs suggesting they could go higher than that figure for the 22-year-old.

The situation around Strand Larsen is said to have been ‘hectic’ in recent days, with various meetings about a potential transfer before the end of August.

Groningen’s intention is currently to keep the forward for a further season, perhaps believing they can use him for the coming campaign and then still get a good fee for his exit.

Therefore, TV2 state something ‘very special’ will be required for him to leave. It remains to be seen whether Middlesbrough are willing to provide that.