Middlesbrough FC are set to sign Kazenga LuaLua from Brighton and Hove Albion for an undisclosed fee on transfer deadline day, sources suggest. The tricky winger started his career in the North East with Newcastle before moving down to Brighton. But the big spending Championship club are also set to lose fans favourite Albert Adomah, with the likely destination being QPR. Adomah handed in a transfer request after falling out with manager Aitor Karanka when he was left on the bench for the visit of his old club Bristol City. Middlesbrough have not formally responded to his request, but they are not likely to stand in his way now that they have a replacement lined up.

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24 year old winger Kazenga LuaLua started his career in the north east with Newcastle United. After a couple of successful seasons on loan at Brighton, he joined on a permanent deal in 2011. LuaLua has been a firm fixture in a the Brighton side since joining the club and has been in fine form already this season firing home 4 goals in the opening 7 games.

LuaLua is set to join up with a host of impressive new signings as the promotion favourites aim to go one better than last season. Stewart Downing, Christian Stuani, Alex Baptiste and David Nugent have all signed permanent deals with the club. Middlesbrough have also added loan signings Michael Agazzi, Thomas Kalas, Fernando Amorebieta and Jack Stephens. Unfortunately, however, a move for goalkeeper Shay Given was hijacked by Stoke City at the last minute.

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But one player who LuaLua will not link up with is want-away winger Albert Adomah. Adomah is set to make the switch to Queens Park Rangers following his shock transfer request last week. Adomah started the season with some quality performances against Bolton Wanderers and wore the captains armband in the Capital One Cup victory over Oldham.

But it seems as though the disagreement between Aitor Karanka and Albert Adomah will not blow over. It is thought that the bad feeling started after Karanka publicly said Adaomah was at fault for the Derby County equaliser. Adomah took a place on the Middlesbrough bench for the visit of his old club, Bristol City and he celebrated with Bristol fans after they left with a surprise 1-0 victory. Since the game Adomah has said he wants out and Middlesbrough appear willing to let the explosive winger move on.

Albert Adomah will join Lee Tomlin, Dean Whitehead, Luke Williams and Emmanuel Ledesma out of the door this summer. Both signings are set to be completed during what is sure to be another hectic transfer deadline day, just like last years. #Football