According to the Northern Echo, Garry Monk will look to move three first-team players away from Middlesbrough this summer, with the hope that the club can recoup around £30m from the sales of Adama Traore, Gaston Ramirez and Marten de Roon.
Monk is preparing for his first season at the Riverside Stadium, having been announced as Aitor Karanka’s permanent replacement earlier this month, following his surprise departure from Leeds United.
The 38-year old has been tasked with guiding Boro back to the Premier League following relegation during the 2016/17 campaign, and will be looking to reshape his squad, with three high-profile departures expected.
Traore could join West Ham United later this week, with Boro close to agreeing an £8m transfer-fee with the Hammers for the 21-year old winger.
Ramirez is also likely to be heading for the exit door, with Boro now ready to sell the forward having blocked a move during the January transfer window.
Traore and Ramirez are expected to be followed out of the Riverside Stadium by de Roon, who looks to be heading to Italy, with Lazio and Roma interested in the midfielder.
Boro will be expected to receive £12m for de Roon, which could leave the Riverside club with around £30m in the bank for Monk to strengthen his squad ahead of a push for promotion next season.
One player Boro will not be forced to sell is Ben Gibson, despite interest in the England international.
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