Boro target dropped for third successive game
Middlesbrough have been linked with a move for Famara Diedhiou, whose contract at Bristol City ends this summer.
Bristol City manager Nigel Pearson has revealed that he will not talk about the future of Diedhiou.
He suggested that he wanted to wait until after their last match of the season, against Brentford, before holding discussions about any player.
He further revealed that the Senegalese international would not feature for the club in their last game because of the knee injury.
Diedhiou has missed Bristol City's previous two games against Millwall and Luton Town and has been linked with a summer transfer.
"Fam won't be available for this weekend," Pearson said.
"I haven't dealt with him today. As I've said to you before, I'm really reluctant to discuss individuals' futures because I think we finish the season before these types of issues are dealt with in any great detail, out of respect for all of the individuals."
"I'm not trying to be evasive. It's not just my view but the club's view that we remain very clear on that situation."
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Diedhiou will be a good replacement for Britt Assombalonga at Middlesbrough, and considering that Neil Warnock could get him for free, this deal shouldn't pass Boro by.