Middlesbrough boss Steve McClaren is understood to be considering a bid for Fulham stopper Zat Knight.

McClaren got the chance to see at first hand what Knight could do as the Fulham star joined England for their tour of America.

Knight made his debut and performed well, which is believed to have led McClaren to consider a bid for the 25-year-old.

The lure of European football could appeal to Knight, although with Gareth Southgate, Ugo Ehiogu and Chris Riggott already available to McClaren – any central defensive arrival would face some fight to get near the Boro first-team.

Newcastle’s Andy O’Brien is also said to be an option for Boro, but ironically he too has been linked to Craven Cottage as a potential replacement for Knight.