Middlesbrough are on the verge of completing a £2million deal for Oxford winger Marvin Johnson, which suggests that the Tees-siders have moved away from Brentford wing wizard Jota.
Reports are suggesting that the 26-year-old United forward is to undergo a medical at Boro ahead of completing a move.
With Boro on the verge of completing a move for the winger, it would appear to rule them out of returning with an increased offer for Jota, with Adama Traore set to remain at the Riverside Stadium.
Middlesbrough are understood to have had a £4.5m offer knocked back by the Bees last week and west London rivals Fulham are now leading the chase.
The Whites are embarking on a spending spree after selling Sone Aluko to Reading for a fee believed to be in the region of £7.5million.
Jota is not their only target though with reports suggesting that they have made a £15m bid for Newcastle striker Dwight Gayle.