Bournemouth to make transfer decision on Boro target
Bournemouth are set to make a decision regarding the future of Middlesbrough target Jack Simpson in the next 48 hours.
It is understood that manager Eddie Howe will decide on whether to let the defender move on loan after today's FA Cup tie with Arsenal.
Simpson has been linked with a move to Boro in recent days with reports claiming that the defender is keen for first-team action.
Simpson has been unable to break into the first team this season, making just five appearances.
The 23-year-old is regarded highly at the club, but there are concerns that his development has stagnated this season.
The Cherries are open to loaning him as they believe that he needs regular football.
Boro manager Jonathan Woodgate is determined to sign at least one central defender before the close of the January transfer window.
Boro have been rocked with injuries in defence which has affected the club in the past month.
Simpson is viewed as one that could bring stability and quality to the squad. His qualities on and off the ball are a major attribute that excites Woodgate.
Simpson is expected to play in tonight’s game against Arsenal in what could be his last game for the club this season.