Middlesbrough have won the race to sign Jonny Howson from Norwich, Sky sources understand.
The midfielder, who has turned down a new contract at Carrow Road, is set to become Boro boss Garry Monk’s first major signing.
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Former club Leeds had been interested in re-signing the 29-year-old but, barring any late hitches, Middlesbrough are poised to beat their Championship rivals to his signature.
Howson has made 188 appearances for the Norfolk club and was named their player of the year in 2016.
Norwich are also close to selling Graham Dorrans to Rangers for £1.3m as they revamp their squad.
Boss Daniel Farke, who was appointed in May, has so far signed midfielder Mario Vrancic, winger Marley Watkins and defender Christoph Zimmermann.
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