Middlesbrough and Nottingham Forest striker latest plus competition for Championship goalkeeper: Transfer rumours
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The Teessiders have been assessing a number of targets in recent weeks, while frontman Chuba Akpom has also been linked with a move away from the Riverside.
Nottingham Forest were one of the Championship clubs who were credited with interest in the 25-year-old, yet Nottinghamshire Live have reported that Akpom is not on Chris Hughton’s radar.
Cardiff in pole position to sign Collins
In terms of incomings, Boro were said to be keen on a move for Luton frontman James Collins who will be out of contract this summer.
Championship rivals Bristol City and Cardiff were also linked with the striker, and it now appears the Bluebirds are in pole position to sign the 30-year-old.
According to the Northern Echo, Boro officials held talks with the Republic of Ireland international last week but Collins has instead given the Cardif board a verbal assurance that he will sign their terms.
Competition for QPR goalkeeper
At the other end of the pitch, Boro are looking to strengthen their goalkeeping options.
The Teessiders have been linked with QPR stopper Joe Lumley, who is nearing the end of his contract at The Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium, yet they could face competition.
While Rangers boss Mark Warburton is keen for Lumley to sign a new deal, Football Insider have also reported that Millwall have entered the race to sign the 26-year-old.
The report claims QPR remain in talks with Lumley over a new contract.