Boro close in on Alves

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Middlesbrough were on Tuesday working to thrash out an agreement with Heerenveen as they stepped up their pursuit of Brazilian striker Afonso Alves.

The 26-year-old South American was on Teesside on Sunday and was shown around the Riverside Stadium as Boro tried to persuade him his future lies in England.

It is understood talks progressed to such a stage that they believe they can get their man, who is a Brazil international.

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