MIDDLESBROUGH boss Tony Mowbray has confirmed that Millwall target Scott McDonald is on the verge of leaving the Riverside Stadium.
NewsAtDen reported last week that McDonald was being eyed by the Lions as their bid for Bristol City's Steve Davies stalled, and it now seems that the Australian has reached a verbal agreement with Boro to cancel his contract.
McDonald was left out of the Middlesbrough squad that drew with Hartlepool in a friendly on Saturday and Mowbray admitted afterwards that the 29-year-old's exit is imminent.
He told BBC Tees: "There's nothing conclusive as far as I know standing here at ten past five – but things have been going on. Scott did come in and shake some hands the other day but we shouldn't really talk about it until the t's are crossed and the i's are dotted.
"The paperwork hasn't been signed but there's a fair chance Scott will move on. We can then move on with our own recruitment and maybe this helps us in terms of our targets a bit.
"Our supporters won't know the internal workings of the football club and sometimes there has to be an out to create some ins. That doesn't always mean selling for millions to spend millions, sometimes it's about salaries."