Boro manager Gareth Southgate confirmed this weekend the club had accepted bids from Spurs and Newcastle for the 28-year-old, but Kevin Keegan was "almost certain" the centre-back would not be his first signing after returning to St James´ Park.
Juande Ramos, Spurs´ head coach, is aware of Woodgate from La Liga after the defender´s spell at Real Madrid and he is also looking for cover for Ledley King, who is being brought back gradually from knee surgery.
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