Middlesbrough are set to lose out on Real Betis full-back Juanfran, after the Spaniard turned down a second offer from the North East team.
According to Sky Sports News, ¬†Real Betis have pressed Juanfran to make a decision on his future before the team travel to England for a pre-season friendly, ¬†‚Äėboro had hoped to sign the one time Real Madrid player but their dreams¬†now appear dashed.
Juanfran is reported to have turned down an improved offer from Middlesbrough, who have chased him for the past month and he now looks set to join¬†¬†Serie A club Hellas Verona. ¬†Juanfran has been training on his own while he decides on his future.¬†
In better news for Middlesbrough, ¬†George Saville ¬†looks set to join from Chelsea, the 21-year-old spent last season on loan at Brentford, helping them to promotion to the Championship.