Date: 26th June 2017 at 12:57pm
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Middlesbrough are rivalling Premier League newcomers Huddersfield Town for Nottingham Forest striker Britt Assombalonga.

The 24-year-old only signed a five-year deal at the City Ground back in September and responded with fourteen goals in 33 appearances last season.

However, he now appears set to be sacrificed in order to increase Forest manager Mark Warburton’s spending potential, reports the Northern Echo.

That could witness ambitious Huddersfield raiding their £100m war-chest following promotion, while Boro have a parachute payment of around £45m after travelling in the opposite direction.

Assombalonga was originally recruited from Peterborough United for £5.5m in August 2014 – but his latest fee is likely to be considerably higher.