Middlesbrough agree deal to sign Alvaro Negredo but miss out on Neven Subotic

Alvaro Negredo
Negredo scored 23 goals in 48 games in his only season at Manchester City

Middlesbrough have agreed a deal to sign striker Alvaro Negredo on a season-long loan from Valencia - but will not sign injured Borussia Dortmund defender Neven Subotic.

Negredo won the Premier League during a spell at Manchester City, scoring 23 goals in 48 appearances in 2013-14.

Subotic will stay with Dortmund after a medical at Boro picked up a rib injury which has ruled him out until 2017.

Boro are also close to re-signing Gaston Ramirez from Southampton.

Ramirez, 25, scored seven goals in 18 games on loan at Boro last season as they won promotion to the Premier League and is set to sign a three-year deal.

Negredo, 30, has spent the past two seasons at Valencia, scoring 18 goals in 76 appearances for the Spanish club.

He has played 21 times for Spain and was part of their 2012 European Championship-winning squad.

The forward will be reunited with former Valencia team-mate Antonio Barragan, who has joined Boro on a three-year contract.

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