Crystal Palace keeper Jack Butland is reportedly not interested in returning to his boyhood club amid interest from Middlesbrough, according to journalist Alan Nixon.

This news comes after it was reported last week Blues had made a shock loan move for the 29-year-old.

Blues had been hoping to bring Wolves stopper Matija Sarkic back to the club however with John Ruddy leaving Molineux, his future has been cemented there for now.

Butland started his professional career at Birmingham and his form earned him a move to high-flying Stoke City at the time.

Currently at Palace, Butland spent most of the campaign in the shadow of first-choice keeper Vincente Guaita and could well drop down the pecking order even further if a move for Sam Johnston materialises.

Rangers and Bournemouth have been said to be monitoring Butland, however, it seems a move to Middlesbrough looks the more likely as manager Chris Wilder is expected to ‘sell the project’ to the stopper.