Middlesbrough's out-of-favour midfielder Fabio Rochemback has revealed his desire to return to Portugal with Sporting Lisbon.
The Brazil midfielder hasn't featured for the Boro first team since November and is desperate to return to his former club.
Former Boro boss Steve McClaren signed the 25-year-old former Barcelona midfielder from Lisbon on a free transfer 18 months ago.
"I have a strong desire to play here again," he said referring to a return to Sporting Lisbon.
"There are still a few days left until the end of the month and I hope everything gets resolved by then.
"I really want to play again for the Brazilian national team and that will only be possible if I play regularly at a club."