Middlesbrough are ready to hijack Nottingham Forest’s deal for defender Sam Byram from West Ham, according to the Mirror.

Nottingham Forest boss Aitor Karanka had been confident about securing a deal for the defender, however, it now looks like Tony Pulis is interested in a swoop for Byram.

Bryam hass been out of favour at West Ham for some time, and has never really had consistent first team football since his move from Leeds United.

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Pulis is offering the defender a starting role in his Middlesbrough side that is looking to secure promotion back to the top flight.

Boro beat Sheffield United 3-0 on Tuesday night after a disappointing draw with Millwall on the opening day.

They are now looking to secure a deal for Byram, as they look to strengthen ahead of their promotion campaign.