Boro also announced that Traore had left a parting gift for the fans as a token of gratitude for their support during his two years at the Riverside... All tournaments Zinchenko has played 14 games and became the second Ukrainian victor of the Premier League after the former Arsenal defender Oleg Luzhny.
Zinchenko must be persuaded to leave the Premier League champions, but if he agrees then he will undergo a medical early on Thursday so that the deal can be completed before the 5pm deadline.
The Spain Under-21 worldwide moved to Aston Villa in 2015 but struggled with consistency before being left out of the side due to disciplinary issues as the Villains were relegated.
The 22-year-old, capped by Spain at various age groups up to Under-21 level, signed a five-year contract for a reported fee of £18 million (US$23 million, 20 million euros).
Nuno Espirito Santo's side will open their Premier League campaign at home to Everton on Saturday evening as they return to top flight action for the first time since suffering relegation in 2012-13.