Exits can swell Middlesbrough coffers - Tony Mowbray

Middlesbrough boss Tony Mowbray has not ruled out the departure of players this summer - if it results in funds being made available to mix-up his squad.

Mowbray has previously said he has limited money available, while Boro players including Andrew Taylor and Rhys Williams have attracted interest.

"We need to get back to a level where we can start to build again," Mowbray told BBC Tees.

"If that means we have to lose some decent players then so be it."

Mowbray added: "We have to get to a level where we can push on quickly, rather than be forever scrambling around.

"Let's see what July and August brings. I have talked about certain players that I would fight very hard to keep.

"The chairman has similar thoughts to me on which players we would definitely like to keep and which ones, if the right bids came along and the right offers made, we would have to listen."

Finances at the Riverside have been affected by the loss of parachute payments from the Premier League following relegation to the Championship in 2009.

However, Mowbray is convinced chairman Steve Gibson will allow him to make further additions this summer, regardless of outgoing players.

"If there's a fantastic deal to be done that is too good and the talent of the player is too great then I've got to fight hard for the chairman to understand that," Mowbray added.

"When players do go we have to replace them down the line, we do have to have a team to play, so I don't think it's written in stone that someone has to go first but the ideal scenario is that we re-adjust financially."