Reports suggest that Middlesbrough could be monitoring the potential availability of Luton Town midfielder Pelly Ruddock-Mpanzu.

The 27-year-old is out of contract in the summer and would be free to pursue options elsewhere.

Luton Town have offered fresh terms to Ruddock-Mpanzu and have said he will be 'currently considering those terms'.

However, there's been no word yet on Ruddock-Mpanzu putting pen-to-paper at the Hatters as interest grows from elsewhere.

Neil Warnock and his recruitment staff have already missed out on the chance to sign an out-of-contract Luton Town player after striker James Collins opted to join Cardiff City on a permanent deal.

The former West Ham United trainee has spent eight years at Kenilworth Road and has clocked up nearly 300 appearances for the club, scoring 19 goals.

He played twice against the Teessiders last season as Boro won 1-0 at the Riverside Stadium in December and drew 1-1 at Kenilworth Road in May.

Meanwhile as Boro's search for fresh faces continues, Yannick Bolasie was spotted at the Riverside Stadium on Sunday afternoon to watch Englad's friendly win against Romania.

The 32-year-old has been released by Everton with his contract coming to an end later this month.

It's suggested that Bolasie's representatives have held talks with Boro over a potential return after spending the second half of last season on loan at the Riverside Stadium. He made 15 appearances and scored three goals for the club.

Boro are on a tight budget in the transfer market and it's believed that Bolasie's demands could be a stumbling block if both parties were happy to pursue a deal. However, wages will have been freed up following the departures of strikers Britt Assombalonga and Ashley Fletcher.

QPR goalkeeper Joe Lumley remains the only signing Boro have made so far and will link up with the squad for pre-season.