​Middlesbrough are hoping to lure Nottingham Forest forward Britt Assombalonga to the Riverside Stadium this summer, but Forest are doing all they can to fend off the interest.


Middlesbrough boss Garry Monk is eager to sign the 24-year-old striker, but according to the ​Mirror, he will have to fork out £15m if they are to be successful.

Nottingham Forest are desperate to keep Assombalonga and are hoping the £15m price tag will deter any incoming interest from clubs around England.


Middlesbrough will face serious competition from Burnley for Assombalonga after reports suggest they are ready to make a second bid for the DR Congo international following an £8m rejection from Forest.

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Burnley boss Sean Dyche is keen on Assombalonga after he gave him a senior debut in 2012 with Watford - Dyche has fears he could lose Andre Gray this summer and see's the Forest forward as a perfect replacement. 

Gray is reportedly heading to West Ham United for around £15m after he and Burnley failed to agree on a new contract. 


Gray scored ten goals in 36 appearances for the Clarets last year, but Burnley are refusing to pay him £70k a week - Gray has just one year left on his current contract.