Mackem Argie for Boro

Last updated : 20 July 2006 By Reggie Holdsworth
The Argentinian would cost Boro about £1.5m but Sunderland cannot afford to hang onto the 25-year-old. If they hold onto him he could walk away on a 'Bosman' free transfer when his contract expires next summer.

Media speculation indicates that Boro are likely to lose Franck Queudrue before the season starts. The Frenchman has allegedly had talks with Fulham and negotiations are well advanced.

There has been no news regarding the supposed ofer of £7m to Manchester City for Sylvain Didtin and Joey Barton.

Robert Huth still believes he has a chance of joining Boro if he proves his fitness before transfer deadline day at the end of August.