With Marten de Roon being granted permission to speak to another club, the squad re-shuffling at Rockliffe Park is set to continue and Monk is looking to bolster his midfield options with the addition of Baker.

The 22-year-old spent last season on loan at Vitesse in the Dutch Eredivisie where he scored 10 goals in 33 appearances and has been a busy man this summer, having been on international duty with England Under-21s at the European Championships.

Aidy Boothroyd’s Young Lions reached the semi-finals of this year’s Euros after being knocked out by their German counterparts on penalties.

The Chelsea man made four appearances in the tournament, scoring once against Poland and Monk says the club should know more over the next few days about whether a loan move is possible.

“He’s a target and one of many that we’ve had throughout the summer months,” said Monk when asked of Boro’s link to Baker.

“We’ll see where that will get to within the coming days.

“It’s been a big transition this year, it’s never easy for a club when you have to make a big transition of players coming and going which we’ve had to do.

“In terms of the way we’re going to play and approach this season it was needed. It’s been great with the club, they’ve done extremely well with comings and goings.”