Middlesbrough could now offload Marvin Johnson with the club in talks to sign Everton winger Yannick Bolasie.
Johnson has been linked with a loan move to Championship duo Hull City and Sheffield United in recent weeks and is likely to leave Middlesbrough if they can land Bolasie.
Hull City tried to sign Johnson last summer from Oxford United. However, the 27-year-old ended up at Middlesbrough for a fee of around £3 million but has not been a first-team regular for the North-East side.
Johnson has worked his way up the leagues having started his career with spells in non-league with Solihull Moors and Kidderminster Harriers. He earned a move to Scottish Premier League side Motherwell in February 2015 and joined Oxford a year later.
Hull are in need of some more signings before the loan window shuts at the end of August. The Tigers have so far signed six players this summer but there squad is no way near where it needs to be in order to be competitive in the Championship and they have struggled so far this season.
Sheffield United, on the other hand, could compete with their fellow Yorkshire side to sign Johnson as they continue to assemble a strong side. The Blades have also been linked with a loan move for Aston Villa striker Scott Hogan today, as reported by The72.
Marvin Johnson needs to move away from Boro to get some more game time and he would be a shrewd loan signing for either Hull or Sheffield United.