Transfer news update

Last updated : 18 January 2006 By Reggie Holdsworth
The on-off Ugo Ehiogu transfer probably still has more twists and turns before the end of the month, as Boro turned down the request from West Brom to take Ehiogu on loan.

It is reported that Boro are interested in Southampton pair, Rory Delap and Chris Baird, as well as tracking Eirik Bakke from Leeds and Jason Euell from Charlton.

Spurs have had an audacious bid for Boro's young winger Adam Johnson rejected.

Ugo Ehiohu ---> to West Brom ?????
Rory Delap <--- from Southampton
Chris Baird <--- from Southampton
Eirik Bakke <--- from Leeds
Jason Euell <--- from Charlton

Adam Johnson ---> to Tottenham


The transfer of Ugo Ehiogu to West Brom could be finalised today while 'want away' keeper Mark Schwarzer looks set to sign for Portsmouth in a deal worth around £2m.

Rumours of Jimmy Floyd Hassbaink's departure to West Brom or Charlton are also being well circulated.

The latest rumblings include:

Ugo Ehiogu ---> to West Brom
Mark Schwarzer ---> to Portsmouth
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink ---> to West Brom
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink ---> to Charlton
Jussi Jaaskelainen <--- from Bolton
Mark Delaney <--- from West Brom
Eric Cubilier <--- from Monaco
Eirik Bakke <--- from Leeds

Steve McClaren is keen to bolster his squad, particularly in midfield, but the Boro boss has stressed that he must reduced the number in his squad before he a can recruit, so expect to see some departures before any new arrivals.

Recent rumblings on the transfer merry-go-round have included:

Mark Schwarzer ---> to ??????????
Jimmy Bullard <--- from Wigan
Luciano Galletti <--- from Atletico Madrid
Szilard Nemeth ---> to Strasbourg
Ugo Ehiogu ---> to West Brom

Didier Agathe <--- from Celtic
Olof Mellberg <--- from Aston Villa
Gary O'Neil <--- from Portsmouth
Hatem Trabelsi <--- from Ajax
Christian Poulsen <--- from Schalke

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink ---> to Newcastle
Mark Delaney <--- from Aston Villa

Even before the transfer window opened Boro had been linked with a dozen or more transfers:

Rudolphe Douala <--- from Sporting Lisbon
Chris Riggott ---> to Liverpool
Franck Queudrue ---> to Liverpool
Mark Viduka ---> to Liverpool
Franck Queudrue ---> to Fulham
Liam Rosenior <--- from Fulham
Andrew Davies ---> to Derby
Vladan Grujic <--- from Alania Vladikavkaz
Roy Keane <--- from Manchester United
Abdoulaye Meite <--- from Marseille
Sean Davies <--- from Tottenham
Geremi <--- from Chelsea
Stewart Downing ---> to Tottenham

Boro have confirmed the extension of three loan deals. Andrew Davies will stay at Derby until the end of the season, with no call-back option, while Danny Graham has extended his loan for another month. Ross Turnbull will stay at Crewe until the end of the season.

David Knight joined Darlington last week as emergency cover for the Quakers, while Andrew Taylor has been recalled from Bradford to cover for the injured Franck Queudrue.