KANSAS CITY striker Kei Kamara is en route to England in the hope of sealing a deadline day move to Middlesbrough.

Kamara, who had a loan spell at Norwich city last season, has emerged as one of Boro's attacking targets over the last few days.

The 29-year-old is believed to have been given permission by Kansas to travel to the UK even though a deal between the two clubs has not been finalised.

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Kamara never really succeeded in spells at Columbus, San Jose and Houston but he was the Wizards' leading scorer in the last three seasons.

Middlesbrough have turned to Kamara - as well as trying other attacking avenues such as Luciano Becchio - since missing out on Ross McCormack and Tokelo Rantie.

Middlesbrough manager Tony Mowbray is desperate to land three new players before the transfer deadline at 11pm. A striker, though, is his highest priority.