Boro not in Love with Peter
By Graeme Bailey
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Steve McClaren is reported to have cooled his interest in Peter Lovenkrands.Middlesbrough manager Steve McClaren is reported to have cooled his interest in Danish international Peter Lovenkrands.
The Rangers winger has been training with Boro over the past few days and looked likely to seal a £600,000 move to The Riverside.
However, McClaren has seemingly decided to look elsewhere.
"Peter has been down training with us for a couple of days, he's a good lad," said McClaren.
"However, he has returned north of the border as we do not intend doing anything at present regarding him."
Meanwhile, Boro have confirmed that Italian Massimo Maccarone has returned to the club after Siena failed to agree terms over a new loan.
Maccarone is now included in a 23 strong party that travels to Portugal for a pre-season tournament involving Sporting Lisbon, Real Betis and Vitoria Setubal.
"Massimo is coming to Portugal and is keen to win back his place with us," added McClaren.
" There was a possibility of a loan move to Siena but that didn't materialise and we welcome him back."
Also included in the squad are youngsters Adam Johnson, Jason Kennedy and Seb Hines - who are given the chance to impress due to the abscene of Tony McMahon, James Morrison, Andew Taylor and David Wheater as they are all involved with England Under 19s at the European Championships.
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