Millwall midfielder Jed Wallace has spoken out about the rumours and transfer speculation surrounding him and Middlesbrough in the summer.

In an interview appearing on Millwall-dedicated site News at Den, Wallace expressed that he was keen to stay at Millwall, despite the midfielder being linked with a move away from the club.

Middlesbrough were the side reportedly interested in signing Wallace, with the Teessiders tabling a bid in the regular window and then pursuing a loan deal for the Millwall man.

When asked about the transfer speculation and if it had affected his form, Wallace said, “I think people like to look into things a little bit too much. I set my standards at Millwall very high. Personally, I’m very honest, I know when I play well and I know when I don’t.

“I missed a sitter last week [against Swansea], didn’t play badly, just missed a sitter. I didn’t have my best game but I’m not always going to have my best game.

“The reality is I was a little bit out of form. I don’t beat around the bush, I don’t think I’m the finished player, far from it. I’ve always said I’m proud to play for Millwall, I’ll always try my hardest when I play for Millwall, whether my shot will go in, whether I win my tackle.

“The bottom line is I will always give my absolute everything, always run my heart out.”

After missing out on Wallace, Middlesbrough turned their attention to other targets and signed his Millwall teammate George Saville on a season-long loan deal with an option to buy next summer.

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