Date: 23rd August 2017 at 1:12pm
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Manager Garry Monk has ruled out any further departures from Middlesborough during the final week of transfer window.

That follows continued interest in striker Rudy Gestede and midfielder Grant Leadbitter, with his former club Leeds United and neighbours Sunderland respectively both remaining especially keen.

“We don’t want to lose anyone,” Monk told the Northern Echo. “The squad has been achieved by design, and the players that are here now are ones that we want to keep. It’s more the incomings that we are focused on now, rather than any more outgoings.

“We’ve said it clearly, and the owner has said it himself – anyone that we want to keep, we can keep,” he added. “We don’t have to sell anyone. That’s the way it has been, and we’ve only moved out players that we wanted to move out. It will always be that way.”