Utd star set to join Boro !

Middlesbrough are set to make an approach for Sheffield United star James Beattie in the upcoming January transfer window according to a report in The Sun earlier this week.

The former Toffees player only joined The Blades in August of this year for £4 million, in his 16 appearances for the club the 29 year old has netted an impressive 11 times and has clearly rediscovered his eye for goal which he first displayed at Southampton.

Boro are in serious trouble this season, sitting just one place above the relegation zone and only on goal difference. The Summer signing of Turkish international Tuncay has failed to properly materialise and the likes of Jeremie Aliadiere have been injury stricken. It is clear that The Riverside club need the assisstance of an experienced Premier League player and Beattie may just be the man for the job.

It is thought that Boro will make an offer similar to that of which Utd signed him for of around £4 million.