Promotion-chasing Middlesbrough, along with Premier League clubs Everton and Bournemouth, are reportedly all keen to sign Crystal Palace keeper Wayne Hennessey.

Although it is thought that the Toffees are the front-runners to land the 29 year-old, Boro will be keen to secure promotion to offer the Eagles’ keeper Premier League football next season.

Starting his career with fellow Championship outfit Wolves, Hennessey spent 11 years with the Wanderers – playing over 150 games for the club and winning the Championship with them during the 2008/09 season.

After losing his starting place to Carl Ikeme, the shot-stopper moved to Crystal Palace in the January transfer window of 2014 for a fee of around £1.5 million.

With just one season left on his current contract at Selhurst Park the towering 6″6′ keeper could be sold for a cut-price.

A regular between the sticks this season, Hennessey has made 28 Premier League appearances but is yet to sign a new deal.

Highly experienced at International level, the Welshman has over 50 caps for his country since making his debut back in 2007.

Boro’s Number 1, Dimi Konstantopoulos is 37 years-old and boss Aitor Karanka will be keen to give him some competition if the Yorkshire club can achieve promotion.


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