Tony Pulis is plotting a raid on his former club West Bromwich Albion in the summer, according to TEAMtalk.
The Middlesbrough boss is hoping to do deals for Craig Dawson and Chris Brunt in the summer. The Baggies goalkeeper Ben Foster and experienced midfielder James Morrison are also on his radar.
West Brom are in real danger of being relegated to the Championship this season and could let players leave to reduce their wage bill in the summer.
Craig Dawson was a key player for Pulis at West Brom and he wants to bring him to the Riverside. The versatile defender is being linked with a move away from the Hawthorns and has also been linked with Championship side Aston Villa.
Chris Brunt started his career at Middlesbrough but never broke into the first-team. He is currently playing his eleventh consecutive season for West Brom but his contract expires in the summer and Pulis is reportedly keen on bringing him back to the North-East on a free transfer.
England international Ben Foster is also being linked but Pulis apparently sees getting deals done for Dawson and Brunt as his priority. The 34 year-old shot stopper is under contract with the Baggies until 2019 which could make a move to Boro difficult.
Finally James Morrison is the last West Brom player to be linked with Middlesbrough. Like Brunt, the 31 year-old midfielder has played for Boro before. He started his career at the Riverside and has been at West Brom since 2007. His contract expires in the summer and Pulis is keen on getting a deal done for him as well.
It will be interesting to see if Middlesbrough do raid West Brom for some players in the summer. Tony Pulis is the type of manager to go for players who he knows and trusts.