Date: 24th August 2017 at 1:03pm
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Middlesbrough’s move for Birmingham City defender Ryan Shotton would appear to have reached a “stalemate”.

The Teessiders have already agreed a deal for the 28-year-old centre-back who actually appeared for his club in their midweek League Cup defeat to AFC Bournemouth.

Blues boss Harry Redknapp has previously stated he won’t be allowed to leave St Andrew’s until a suitable replacement is found, with his leading target believed to be Bristol City’s Aden Flint.

“We’ve done a deal with Boro, Ryan wants to go, but we’re looking for a replacement,” Redknapp is quoted in the Northern Echo. “We’ve been trying to get one in, but I can only spend on a replacement what I get for Ryan.

“At the moment, the replacement I wanted is a bit more than I’d be getting for Ryan, so it’s a bit of a stalemate really.”