Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Chase Is on for Zenden

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Chase Is on for Zenden

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Byline: Philip Tallentire

Boro will pull out all the stops to sign flying Dutchman Boudewijn Zenden ahead of Sunday's transfer deadline.

Steve McClaren has identified the Chelsea winger as a potential third major summer signing after landing Gaizka Mendieta and Danny Mills.

However, following Mendieta's arrival, Boro have confirmed that they won't be pursuing their interest in Fulham midfielder Sean Davis, whose pounds 5m move to Everton collapsed yesterday after he failed a medical.

Zenden is surplus to requirements at Chelsea following chairman Roman Abramovich's summer spending spree.

He didn't even win a place on the bench for Chelsea's opening Premiership wins over Liverpool and Leicester and will have to leave Stamford Bridge if he's to remain part of the Holland set-up.

However, Paris St Germain are also interested in the 27-year-old from Maastricht, who has made just 43 league appearances for the Blues since joining from Barcelona two years ago. …

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