Leeds United and Burnley waiting on youngster, Nottingham Forest hope for loan boost plus Middlesbrough boss eyes news signings: Championship rumours

The summer transfer window is set to reopen in June and clubs are already looking at potential signings ahead of the 2021/22 campaign.

Wednesday, 21st April 2021, 3:13 pm

Middlesbrough will be looking to strengthen multiple positions over the summer, with a new striker the priority.

The Teessiders will also be looking for a new goalkeeper and potentially some more wide players, depending on players out of contract and who are on loan at the club.

Here are some of the latest Championship rumours and news stories from around the web:

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Middlesbrough boss Neil Warnock.

Derby could cash in on midfielder Jason Knight, 20, if they are relegated from the Championship. The Republic of Ireland international has been linked with Burnley and Leeds after becoming a first-team regular with the Rams. (Lancashire Live)

Middlesbrough manager Neil Warnock is looking for assurances from players who he’s looking to sign this summer. “Most teams you can’t sign players until July the 1st if their contracts are up but I need players who will give me their word that they’re signing,” said the Boro boss. “That’s what I like to do. If they give me their word they are going to sign.” (Hartlepool Mail)

Nottingham Forest manager Chris Hughton hopes the club’s relationship with Manchester United can result in more loan additions next season. United midfielder James Garner is one of five loan players at Forest. (Football League World)

Burnley and Brentford are both interested in Nottingham Forest teenager Brennan Johnson. The 19-year-old is on loan at Lincoln in League One where he has scored 12 goals and provided six assists in 43 appearances this season. (The Athletic)

Former Arsenal defender David Agbontohoma is on trial at Sheffield Wednesday. The 19-year-old centre-back is currently on the books of Premier League outfit Southampton but is considering his options after playing for Wednesday’s under-23 side. (Sheffield Star)

Huddersfield are tracking Stockport right-back Macauley Southam-Hales. The pacey 25-year-old is reportedly being tracked by League One clubs Hull City and Lincoln. (Football Insider)

Millwall remain in talks with left-back Scott Malone over extending his stay at the club. The 30-year-old is on loan at The Den from Derby but is due to become a free agent this summer. (London News Online)

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