Date: 24th August 2017 at 1:14pm
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Brentford have rejected a £4.5m bid from Middlesbrough for their highly-rated midfielder Jota.

Manager Garry Monk moved for the Spanish playmaker at the beginning of the week, reports the Northern Echo, having previously monitored his progress during a loan spell at La Liga club Eibar last season.

Boro also remain keen to complete a deal for Birmingham City centre-back Ryan Shotton, but are currently being delayed despite already agreeing a fee.

The latest transfer window closes next Thursday.