Boro eyeing Inter duo
By Nadia Carminati
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Sources in Italy suggest Boro boss Steve McClaren is keeping an eye on the pair with a view to a summer swoop.
Emre, a gifted Turkish international, is reportedly keeping his options open after failing to land a regular place under Alberto Zaccheroni.
The former Galatasaray midfielder, who was close to joining Arsenal after the 2002 World Cup, has only started half of Inter's Serie A matches this term.
Paraguayan defender Gamarra, like Emre, has seen limited action this campaign, starting a similar amount of matches in comparison to his Turkish counterpart.
The experienced South American stopper desired a move to Sporting Lisbon last summer, however that move never materialised and he remained in Milan.
Gamarra's contract expires this summer, but despite low playing time club president Massimo Moratti is happy with his displays and is keen to agree an extension.
With Boro yet to agree a deal to retain on-loan Boudewijn Zenden from Chelsea, McClaren is reviewing his left-sided options while at the back Ugo Ehiogu, Gareth Southgate and Colin Cooper are all at the back end of their careers.
The North East side are currently just four points off Aston Villa in the Premiership table and with European football on the horizon next term, McClaren is keen to bolster his squad.