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Middlesbrough and Cardiff City are monitoring the progress of Genk striker Mbwana Samatta ahead of a potential summer move, a source has exclusively confirmed to Football League World.

The 26-year old has been in magnificent form for the Belgian outfit this season, scoring 25 goals in all competitions and ending up as the Jupiler League’s top scorer this season.

The Tanzania captain will be looking to guide his side to success at the Africa Cup of Nations this summer, after helping Genk finish at the top of league table this season.

A source has confirmed to Football League World that Middlesbrough have been watching the striker in action in the second half of the campaign, though the Teesside club may find it difficult to sign him with Premier League clubs also tracking his signature.

Middlesbrough were linked with the striker’s signature in January as per reports from the Mirror, and the North East club could now be set to reignite interest in the forward.

The source also claims that Cardiff City are believed to be making regular checks on the prolific forward, despite their relegation to the Championship from the Premier League.

The Bluebirds were linked with his signature in January, but a reported £13million bid for the forward fell through.

Current Boro top scorer Britt Assombalonga is currently facing an uncertain future at the Riverside Stadium, with Sheffield United and Bristol City believed to be keen on signing the forward in the summer.

If Assombalonga were to leave, then the club may look to go in for Samatta, with ADO Den Haag’s Sheraldo Becker also said to be on the club’s radar.

ScoopDragon Football News Network