Rumours further state that the Middlesbrough target, who has also been linked with fellow Championship side Leeds United, is going to sign for Arsenal.
Multiple claims of the players confronting fans at the Newport game emerged on social media which forced Boro to take action.
Boro's club-record signing has been linked with a move away from the Riverside Stadium in the final days of the January transfer window.
John Obi Mikel is expected to complete his move to Boro, paving the way for a Boro outgoing.
Reports coming from various media outlets have claimed that Middlesbrough FC look set to bolster their attacking options by going for the Portuguese international.
The 25-year-old goalkeeper, who was on loan at Accrington Stanley prior to his move, made a permanent move to Preston last week.
The Middlesbrough skipper, who hasn’t been able to feature regularly this season, isn’t looking to go anywhere in the January transfer window.
Boro are part of a contingent of clubs keeping a close eye on the contract situation of 20-year-old Sunderland striker.
The match between the Derby County and Boro is to be broadcasted live on Sky Sports from 2:55.
Ipswich Town, who currently sit bottom of the Championship, are looking to bolster their attack in January.
Boro defender Dael Fry has been ruled out from his team’s home game against Blackburn at the weekend, manager Tony Pulis has confirmed.
Boro look set to turn the loan deal for Jordan Hugill into a permanent one in January, if reports are to be believed.
The Middlesbrough manager had surprised Boro fans by giving teenage winger Marcus Tavernier a start in Middlesbrough’s 2-1 victory at Brentford.
Middlesbrough FC are coming into this game on the back of a lackluster performance at the weekend, one in which an own goal by Jayden Bogle spared their blushes.