MIDDLESBROUGH will not be signing Danny Rose ahead of tomorrow’s EFL transfer deadline.

A number of reports have emerged in recent days suggesting the Teessiders have made a loan offer for Rose, who is keen to leave Tottenham after being informed he does not have a future at the club under Jose Mourinho.

However, while Boro remain hopeful of completing some incoming transfer business ahead of tomorrow’s 5pm deadline, they will not be moving for Rose.

The former England international, who spent the second half of last season on loan at Newcastle United, is earning more than any player currently on Boro’s books, and having worked so diligently to keep their finances at a manageable level amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Teessiders will not be breaking the bank on deadline-day.

They have held talks with Chelsea over Baba Rahman, and the Ghana international remains a target in the left-back position. Boro boss Neil Warnock is also understood to be monitoring another defensive option, although that move could well be dependent on what happens with the player’s parent club.

Warnock is also assessing his attacking options ahead of deadline day, with Ashley Fletcher unavailable because of an ankle problem.

Boro have made five signings this summer, bringing in Marcus Bettinelli, Grant Hall, Sam Morsy, Patrick Roberts and Chuba Akpom.