Boro rekindle Zenden move
By Graeme Bailey & Patrick Haond
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The Dutch winger has seen a possible move to Paris Saint Germain collapse after the capital outfit baulked at the player's wage demands.
PSG are now looking elsewhere, with FC Basel's Timothee Atouba and Djimi Traore of Liverpool the two at the top of their list.
Paris supremo Francis Graille met with his Basel counterpart Gigi Oeri on Friday to discuss a possible deal for Atouba.
Coach Vahid Halilhodzic and Graille pulled the plug on Zenden after meeting with his representatives.
PSG have already landed Serbian star Branko Boskovic, meaning their need for a new left sided star was less prevalent.
French sources have now confirmed that Boro have rekindled the deal with Chelsea, which they agreed earlier this month.
Boro want to take Zenden on a season-long loan, with a view to a permanent deal, and they are now looking to seal the deal on Monday.
Zenden had wanted to play in Europe, but now Boro are favourites to land him.
While also hoping to seal a deal for Zenden, Boro are looking to finalise talks with Internazionale star Stephane Dalmat.
The French international is set to agree a 12-month deal with Boro, after Inter accepted the Teessiders offer on Friday.