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Middlesbrough Play Down Wheater Return Rumours

Mowbray not looking to bring former stopper back.

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Middlesbrough boss Tony Mowbray has denied that he is looking into the possibility of bringing former defender David Wheater back to the Riverside, according to Sky Sports.

The 26-year-old left ‘Boro for Wanderers in the January transfer window of 2011 for an undisclosed fee following their relegation from the Premier League the previous season, but reports suggest that they would welcome him back should he decide to leave the Trotters.

However, they are working within the constraints of a tight budget at the Riverside Stadium and at the moment are in no position to finance a potential deal.

Wheater is now entering the final year of his contract at the Reebok, but asources close to the club have hinted that he may be offered a fresh extension to stay at the club.

But with that in mind, manager Tony Mowbray confirmed that he is in no position to make an offer for the former England under-21 international.

“I don’t know anything about that, I don’t know where that’s come from,” he told the Gazette.

“The reality of that is it doesn’t fit in with where we are as a football club at the moment knowing what David was on salary-wise when he left us to what he would be going to at a Premier League club.

“To come back to us, I can’t see how that can happen and it’s not something we’ve considered.”


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