Ipswich Town plot left-back move, latest on Sunderland duo plus Middlesbrough and Burnley reports resurface: Transfer rumours

Middlesbrough boss Neil Warnock still wants to sign ‘four or five’ more players this summer as the Teessiders look to challenge for promotion from the Championship.

Tuesday, 6th July 2021, 6:00 am

Following the arrivals of three new players last week, here are some of the latest Boro-related transfer rumours from around the web:

Ipswich keen on Hayden Coulson

One player who could leave the Riverside this summer is left-back Hayden Coulson.

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Hayden Coulson playing for Middlesbrough.
Hayden Coulson playing for Middlesbrough.

The 23-year-old has fallen down the pecking order since Warnock’s arrival on Teesside and made just six Championship starts last season.

According to The East Anglian Daily Times, Ipswich are keen to sign Coulson on a season-long loan deal.

Ipswich released veteran left-back Stephen Ward at the end of last season, meaning Town are looking for another option in that position.

Latest on Sunderland duo

Boro have recently been linked with Sunderland duo Luke O’Nien and Denver Hume – who are still yet to sign new deals at the Stadium of Light.

Black Cats boss Lee Johnson remains hopeful the pair will stay on Wearside, though, with talks ongoing over their futures.

“Denver is ongoing, that one I haven't been too involved in on a personal level, to be honest,” Johnson told The Sunderland Echo.

“With Luke, I must have spoken to him every other day for the last three or four weeks.

“I'm hopeful on that one, but it's not quite there yet.

“It's good signs.”

Dael Fry reports resurface

Finally, Burnley are said to still be tracking Boro defender Dael Fry – despite the Teessiders’ confidence they will be able to keep the central defender.

According to The Sun, Burnley are still in the hunt for Nottingham Forest’s Joe Worrall, who is also attracting interest from Premier League newcomers Brentford, while Fry is an option for a defender spot too.

Warnock has been assured Boro won’t have to sell Fry this summer.

Following reports that Burnley were lining up a £10million bid for the defender back in April, the Boro boss said: "I saw the figures mentioned, I mean that wouldn’t buy his left lace, let alone his body!"

“I’m not anticipating losing him at all."

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