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Middlesbrough boss addresses £10m transfer speculation, Stoke City chase in-demand starlet

Middlesbrough will continue their push for the play-offs this afternoon, when they take on fellow promotion-chasers Bournemouth in a Good Friday clash at the Vitality Stadium.

Friday, 2nd April 2021, 8:54 am

A win for Neil Warnock's side could see them move to within just three points of sixth place, with just eight matches of the season left to play.

The last time the two sides met, back in September, they played out a 1-1 draw at the Riverside Stadium, in a game that saw Marcus Browne's goal rescue Boro a point late on in the second half.

Speaking ahead of the eagerly-anticipated game, Warnock gave an insight into his transfer plans for the upcoming summer window, and revealed: "Say we’ve got two or three main targets, then I’d like to think we could get one early, even if it’s not our main target for the rest of the summer

“I’d like to think we’d get one in straight away, so we’d know we had somebody sorted and it would take the heat out of things a bit.

“That’ll be what I’m trying to do. With the way the world is, it’s hard to know exactly how the summer will progress, so the last thing I want to do is be scrambling around in August with nothing already sorted.”

Here are today's biggest transfer stories and the latest team news involving Middlesbrough and the rest of the Championship, as the build-up to the upcoming weekend's action continues:

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