Middlesbrough have had a strong start to the season, picking up six points from a possible nine in their opening three Championship fixtures.
Tony Pulis’s side currently sit at the top of the league with a one-point advantage over Leeds United, Aston Villa and Swansea City.
The transfer window is no longer open to make permanent signings, but Championship clubs are permitted to recruit Premier League players on loan.
According to The Northern Echo, Boro are attempting to secure a temporary deal for Everton winger Yannick Bolasie.
The club are in need of new wide man following Adama Traore’s switch to Wolverhampton Wanderers last week.
It appears, though, that Middlesbrough face some competition as the Daily Star reports that Aston Villa are also tracking the former Crystal Palace star.
On Twitter, account @BoroFanTV used the Daily Star‘s report to suggest that Pulis could miss out on signing Bolasie.
According to the Star 👀 Middlesbrough's loan deal for Everton winger Yannick Bolasie looks to be off, with reports suggesting that Aston Villa are now in pole position to land the wideman. pic.twitter.com/c3JCLRqQqw
— Boro Fan TV (@BoroFanTV) August 13, 2018
In response, some Boro supporters expressed frustration, while others were not too disheartened by the prospect of losing their target.
that’s fine aslong as we don’t dwell on it till Aug 31st so move on to our next target utb
— john chambers (@JohnChambers001) August 13, 2018
He probably doesn’t want to sit on the bench and watch Wing every week
— Christopher Redmayne (@chrisredmayne) August 13, 2018
— Sam Yare (@EnterTheCracker) August 13, 2018
Was it ever on
— Jack McAvoy (@Jackmcavoy9) August 13, 2018
— Mark tose (@tosey3) August 13, 2018
Wont be able to afford his wages.
— Connor Howarth (@c0nn0rhowarth) August 13, 2018
Bit of course 😔#whatsgoingonhere 🤔
— Adam Ramsay (@RaRaRamsay) August 13, 2018
The earth won’t stop. Need a fit player who’s keen on Boro. Next
— Alan Hunton (@huntyhouse) August 13, 2018