Boro receive boost in the race for League One midfielder as Hull City drop interest
The race to sign Sunderland midfielder Luke O'Nien is still open, but Middlesbrough have received a boost after Hull City withdraw their interest.
O'Nien will become a free agent in the next few days after his current deal with the Black Cats expires.
He has been offered a new deal at the club, but he is reportedly weighing his options.
The 26-year-old has been linked to making a move to various clubs, including Millwall, Luton Town, Hull City, and Middlesbrough, but reports from Hull Live have stated that Hull City are unlikely to make a move for him.
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For a versatile player who can play in both defence and midfield, O'Nien was an integral part of the Sunderland team last season, playing 44 times for the club, although the club fell in their bid to secure promotion to the Championship.