Ex- Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel has concurred individual terms with Middlesbrough and is experiencing a medicals on Tuesday.
The Nigeria International held chats with Boro director Tony Pulis at the Middlesbrough preparing ground a week ago and is presently near marking a transient manage the Championship club.
Mikel, who has been playing for Chinese side Tianjin TEDA, is quick to end his two-year spell in China to come back to the UK, where his significant other and youngsters have remained after his turn abroad.
The 31-year-old went through 11 years at Chelsea, most outstandingly winning one Champions League title, two Premier League titles, the Europa League, three FA Cups and the League Cup.
Tony Pulis stays resolved to add another aggressor to his squad in the wake of landing Huddersfield winger Rajiv van La Parra on advance prior this month.
Stewart Downing stays in an impossible to miss circumstance at the club because of a statement in his agreement that will see him get a one-year expansion in the event that he begins another amusement.