Date: 3rd July 2018 at 5:30pm
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The Sun (via Gazette Live) is reporting that Middlesbrough have told the club that Patrick Bamford would cost £16m to sign this summer.

However, the Northern Echo believes no official talks have been held about signing the 24-year-old.

Fans on Twitter were keen to have their say on our reported interest in the striker. None are particularly keen on Bamford if the reported price tag is correct:

Verdict:

The asking price is likely there to put off potentially interested clubs, and it’s probably done the job, to be honest with you. The club’s ambition in this transfer window has been admirable, and credit to the recruitment team, but I can’t see us going for this one.

£16m for a 24-year-old or £5m for a 30-year-old? If those are the two options, I would have to go for Grabban as I don’t think we will be shelling out that much on the Boro frontman.