According to the Northern Echo Middlesboro manager Aitor Karanka is set to sanction the departure of both Albert Adomah and Jordan Rhodes.
Rhodes was an unused substitute at the Hawthorns in this weekend's game, and a host of Championship clubs continue to be linked with a potential deal in the next 48 hours. Sheffield Wednesday and Norwich City have been the most vigorous pursuers in the last week or so, although Rhodes is understood to be holding out in the hope that a Premier League club will make a last-ditch offer for his services.
“I think, as a manager, you’re always expecting something (in the transfer window), and you’re always ready,” said Karanka. “This season, we’ve changed, and I can’t be calmer because the club has everything under control.
“If something happens, we’re ready, as sometimes bargains appear. We are ready - and sometimes with the squad we have with a lot of good players, maybe other clubs call for our players. We’re ready and for that reason I can be calm.