MALLORCA striker Matthew Hoppe is heading to Teesside for a medical after the two clubs came to an agreement.  

Boro have been linked with a move for the 21-year-old American who plays his football out in Spain. The club are actively pursuing attacking options for next season with manager Chris Wilder keen to bring in at least two more before the end of the transfer window following the arrival of Marcus Forss.

Chris Wilder said the club have closing in on a number of targets with deals ‘down the line’ ahead of their next game against Queens Park Rangers but Hoppe is not believed to be one of these targets.

Before his move to Mallorca, Hoppe spent time in the Bundesliga with Schalke where he made 25 appearances and scored six goals. He’s also made six appearances for the American national team and scored once.

A deal for Brazilian striker Rodrigo Muniz is being lined up by Boro but they are awaiting the green light from Fulham who are actively pursuing attacking options of their own.

Meanwhile, Boro have lodged a bid for Norwegian striker Jorgen Strand Larsen but his current club FC Groningen remain reluctant to lose him.

After the 1-1 draw with West Brom at the weekend, Wilder said: “I think it’s further down the line (than waiting on permission from parent clubs).

““It’s just a case with a couple of not getting signed off by us or parent clubs in time for today. We’re down the line with a couple. Paddy (McNair) will be back for next week and everyone got through today okay, so that’s a bonus.

“We could quite easily have had another two or three in this week. We keep working away behind the scenes and hopefully we can make those happen in the next week.”