Blackburn Rovers are keen to bring back Middlesbrough attacking midfielder Harry Chapman to the club on a season-long loan, with the Mail Online reporting the youngster is set to sign before Friday’s deadline.

Middlesbrough are prepared to allow the 20-year old to leave the club on a short term basis, with plenty of clubs interested in bringing Chapman in on loan. The attacking midfielder joined Blackburn Rovers last season in League One and was a fan favourite at Ewood Park.

Tony Mowbray’s side are now leading the chase to sign the Boro man according to reports, with Middlesbrough looking at first-team targets George Saville and Jason Puncheon, who would seemingly put Chapman even further down the pecking order.

The youngster scored once in 12 appearances for Blackburn last season in League One, and provided three assists as he saw his side promoted to the Championship. This would be the highest level Chapman has played at, given he is yet to make a senior league appearance for Middlesbrough.

He made his competitive debut this season for the Teessiders, as he started the game against Notts County in the first round of the Carabao Cup earlier this month. However, his game was cut short as he suffered a shoulder injury late in the first half.

Tony Mowbray is hoping to bring in both Chapman and Ben Brereton of Nottingham Forest this week, with the striker also set to sign on a season-long loan deal before the transfer window closes on Friday 31st August.

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