Leeds United given transfer boost in pursuit of Boro forward
Leeds United have been handed a transfer boost with their interest in signing Boro forward Britt Assombalonga.
According to a report by the Sunday People, Boro could be forced to sell due to financial fair play concerns.
It is understood that Boro are keen on reducing their wage bill and this could result in the departure of some of their high earners.
Assombalonga is among the top earners and Leeds United are preparing to move for the striker. The DR Congo international has struggled with fitness this season and has been out of action since the first week of December.
There are some quarters within the club that believe that Boro would be better off selling the forward and reinvesting the money in the club.
Woodgate has already made moves to fortify the attack with Patrick Roberts and Lukas Nmecha arriving on loan deals in the January transfer window.
Boro have also been linked with a move for Aberdeen forward Sam Cosgrove, who would be a cheaper option for the club.
Leeds United are keen on Assombaloga, with the Whites suffering a downturn in fortunes. They sit just three points clear of Fulham with a large chunk of the season left to play.
Assombalonga is viewed by Leeds as one that can deliver the goals when needed, with current forward Patrick Bamford prone to missing chances.
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Assombalonga has scored 37 times in 111 appearances for Boro, since making his big-money move from Nottingham Forest in 2017.