Afonso back for Boro, Mido absent
Middlesbrough striker Afonso Alves has returned to training. The 28-year-old is understood to have missed the first two days of pre-season with the bulk of Gareth Southgate's squad beginning their preparations for the new campaign on Monday.
However, Press Association Sport understands Alves was back on Teesside as speculation over his future continues.
Turkey international Tuncay Sanli, goalkeeper Brad Jones, and England U-21 duo Adam Johnson and Andrew Taylor have been given extended breaks after turning out for their countries since the end of last season.
Tuncay has been linked with a move away from the Riverside Stadium this summer in the wake of relegation, while £6m signing Mido appears to have no place in Southgate's plans.