MIDDLESBROUGH are doing everything they can to keep Adama Traore at the Riverside Stadium and have offered the flying winger a new contract.

Traore will miss the start of the new season with a partially dislocated shoulder but that has not put off his suitors who believe he is still worth bringing in.

Wolves and Huddersfield are the two clubs showing the most interest at this stage, but he is also known to have Champions League admirers – even if there is a reluctance to pay the fee.

As things stand Middlesbrough are powerless to prevent him from leaving if any club comes in and offers the release clause in his deal, which is believed to be around the £18m mark – but could be different depending on the status of the buying club.

And in a bid to stop him from leaving for a fee which Middlesbrough feel is cheap, they have offered him fresh terms and it remains on the table.

The 22-year-old has not signed it but it is ready for him to pen if he feels the time is right.

Pulis has done everything he can to persuade him to stay and he would love him to be part of a promotion charge under his watch.

This will be the Middlesbrough manager’s first full season in charge at the Riverside and Traore has become a key component of the team during his first eight months at the helm.

Traore’s pace and willingness to get at his man is not reflected by any other player in the senior squad at Middlesbrough, which is why Pulis has been seeking fresh additions in that area.

Liverpool winger Sheyi Ojo is a direct runner and Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that he will be allowed to leave on loan next week.

Middlesbrough are waiting in the wings to try to push through a deal for the 21-year-old, having failed to secure his services when they tried last summer.

Fulham handed him 24 appearances last season in all competitions to help them secure promotion to the Premier League – and that is what Pulis would like to see from him this time around.

Klopp said: “Ojo played a fantastic pre-season, really good and confident technically, really strong, improved a lot in tactical things and his attitude was great.

“For me, he is a no-brainer, to be honest, and I think that will happen. It makes sense for him to go on loan. That’s how it is for a few of the others.”

Even if Traore stays, though, Middlesbrough would still like Ojo on board to provide that extra bit of legs down either flank. They have also been heavily linked with Albert Adomah this season for the same reason.

Only Paddy McNair and Aden Flint have joined so far this summer and Middlesbrough are stepping things up now after entering the final week of the window.

Even though it is unlikely that there will any more new additions before Saturday’s Championship opener at Millwall, Pulis wants three more new players in his squad before next Thursday.

As well as Ojo, Middlesbrough are known to be talking to Ipswich about striker Martyn Waghorn, while they have also had discussions with West Ham for Middlesbrough-born front-man Jordan Hugill.