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Middlesbrough boss Karanka joins Twitter

Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka has joined the social media site Twitter.

The Spaniard, 42, posted a video message in a "special week" for the club as they prepare to face Stoke City in their first Premier League match since 2009.


Boro sign Brad Guzan from Villa

Goalkeeper Brad Guzan Credit: PA

Middlesbrough have agreed a deal to sign United States international goalkeeper Brad Guzan.

Guzan, who was with Aston Villa last season, becomes Aitor Karanka's eighth senior signing of the summer and has agreed a two-year deal with the club.

The 31-year-old made 34 appearances for Villa last season and played every game for Jurgen Klinsmann's USA squad in the summer as they reached the Copa America semi-final.

The club says he brings a wealth of Premier League experience to bolster Boro's goalkeeper options further, having spent seven seasons at Villa Park.

Middlesbrough target Subotic to undergo rib surgery

Borussia Dortmund defender Neven Subotic Credit: David Klein/Sportimage/PA Images

Middlesbrough target Neven Subotic must undergo rib surgery and is expected to be sidelined for the rest of year.

The 27-year-old defender was understood to be in talks with Boro over a potential switch to the Riverside. However, the deal is now off after a medical revealed the extent of the injury.

Borussia Dortmund have confirmed the Serbia international requires an operation and will remain with the Bundesliga club this summer.


Wear-Tees derby moved for TV

Middlesbrough and Sunderland crests Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

The Wear-Tees derby has been moved to be shown on TV.

Sunderland were due to take on Middlesbrough at the Stadium of Light on Saturday August 20. It will now take place at 1.30pm on Sunday August 21 and be shown on Sky Sports.

Four of Sunderland AFC’s first five 2016-17 Premier League fixtures have been selected for live TV broadcast.

The Black Cats begin their Premier League campaign with an away trip to face Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday 13th August, with the kick-off now moved back to 5.30pm.

Sunderland’s home game with Everton has been moved to 8pm on Monday September 12.

The Black Cats’ trip to Tottenham Hotspur has been moved to at 4.30pm on Sunday September 18.

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