Fee agreed for Ben Gibson, misses out on Millwall game

Ben Gibson has not been named in Boro's squad for their trip to The Den this afternoon.

Fee agreed for Ben Gibson, misses out on Millwall game

Burnley are said to have submitted a third bid in the region of £15m, with negotiations continuing between The Clarets and Ben Gibson.

The Boro captain has not been named in the squad who take on Millwall in their Championship opener, which sees new signing Aden Flint start alongside Dael Fry. Martin Braithwaite returns to the Boro side, following his loan spell at Bordeaux last season.

Tony Pulis confirmed in his press conference on Friday ahead of the Millwall game that Dyche had called him to discuss the centre-half. He said "Ben has time to think about it, he could turn around and say ‘no I want to stay’, which would be fantastic."

"If Ben gets opportunity – and I’m not sure where the negotiations are – he seriously has to think about it. I’m talking about Ben as person."

"What we’ve got to do is respect it and make sure we’re clever enough, organised enough and well set to invest money in players who can come and do a similar job or even better."

Contract clause may allow Boro player to leave this January

Contract clause may allow Boro player to leave this January

The 34-year-old English midfielder's future at Middlesbrough FC looks uncertain due to a clause in his contract.

Middlesbrough v Millwall - Match Preview

Middlesbrough v Millwall - Match Preview

Speaking in the build up to the game, Middlesbrough manager Tony Pulis stated that his team have no fresh injury concerns ahead of the Millwall clash.

Middlesbrough move for Fulham outcast

Middlesbrough move for Fulham outcast

Middlesbrough hope that the lack of playing time under Claudio Ranieri could force the midfielder to move.

Former Boro striker linked with Barcelona switch

Former Boro striker linked with Barcelona switch

The 32-year-old striker is currently plying for La Liga side Girona, having scored 12 league goals already this season.