Agathe links up with Boro
By Graeme Bailey
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Middlesbrough are taking a close look at Celtic's Didier Agathe.Middlesbrough are taking a look at Celtic's Didier Agathe, after failing to prise Glen Johnson away from Chelsea.
Boro have been keeping tabs on Agathe for a number of weeks and had cooled their initial interest when the Frenchman refused to undertake a trial period at The Riverside.
However, Agathe looks to have had a change of heart and has now linked up with Boro on a training trip to Spain.
The Teessiders already have Czech star Martin Latka with them and they could very well have two new additions by the time they face Coventry in the FA Cup on Saturday.
Manager Steve McClaren had been hoping to land Johnson and initial approaches were positive - but Chelsea now appear to have confirmed their intention to keep the England full back.
There is still no further news on Boro's move for Barcelona's Spanish international Gabri - although the North East club are still hopeful of securing a loan move.