Newcastle star Remy Cabella has asked club bosses to OK his move to the Riverside Stadium.
The Newcastle winger is said to have his heart set on joining Aitor Karanka at Middlesbrough.
Although the move is expected to go through, negotiations are believed to have stalled on Newcastle's asking price for the player.
Middlesbrough's initial bid of €20 million was considered to be too low, according to club insiders.
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