Middlesbrough have tabled a third bid for Charlton’s Anfernee Dijksteel according to sources.

Boro boss, Jonathan Woodgate, is determined to sign a right back this window and sees Dijksteel as a long-term recruit for the Riverside outfit.

Bristol City have also been monitoring the 22-year-old but Boro have shown their hand in an improved third bid beleived to be around £2million.

Addicks owner Roland Duchatelet went on record stating the Dutchman, who made 37 league appearances last term was not for sale, but Boro believe a deal can be done before the window closes next week.

On Thursday Bowyer confirmed both clubs were keen on the youngster stating:

“We’ve spoken to the owner and explained the situation, Middlesbrough’s come in again and Bristol City are interested as well.

“He's another young lad that’s only had one full season last season and now, all of a sudden, clubs are interested. Its shows that the work we’re doing here behind the scenes is good! “

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Charlton will be reluctant to sell a key figure of last season’s promotion winning side with little time left in the window to replace Dijksteel.

Recruiting players are the priority at The Valley until the transfer window closes with Bowyer keen to land four more loan signings after the arrival of 19-year-old Conor Gallagher from Chelsea on Friday.

Bowyer stated he hoped to bring in five attacking options with his loan allocation, meaning Dijksteel’s departure would hamper proceedings.

If any sale were sanctioned, there would be no guarantee the money raised would be re-invested in the squad with Roland Duchatelet looking to sell the club.