On Wednesday morning, we covered reports from Norway claiming Middlesbrough had come forward for the signing of Jørgen Strand Larsen.

It was claimed Boro had made an offer worth around £9m to sign the striker, and that would not be enough, as his club FC Groningen were expected to receive bigger bids from the other interested clubs.

Now it turns out it didn’t take long for the Dutch media to come up with an update, and they’re certainly not saying what Middlesbrough fans would like to hear.

According to Voetbal International, Groningen turned down Boro’s attempt for the striker. Confirming that the bid had been worth around €10m, the outlet claims it was not enough to convince the Eredivisie club.

VI even say the Dutch side have already told Strand Larsen they’d like to give him a new contract, confirming their strong plans of keeping him in the squad for longer.

It isn’t confirmed, however, if the striker would like to commit to a new deal, especially because he’s already claimed he’d like to ‘take the step up’.

Still, VI doesn’t say if Middlesbrough are set to come up with a new attempt.