Mark Schwarzer´s advisers have revealed he has rejected Middlesbrough´s offer of a new deal.

The 34-year-old hit out over the way Boro conduct their contract negotiations after seeing Mark Viduka head for Newcastle following a delay in starting talks, but his comments drew a terse response from the Teessiders, who insisted they would conduct their negotiations in private.

Schwarzer´s agent, Shep Messing, managing director of Global Sport Group, said: "Middlesbrough Football Club asked what Mark wanted and we confirmed his wish to remain at the club. We put forward a sensible and fair proposition for both player and club. We have received a proposal from the club and at this point, we have been unable to agree on terms."

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