Middlesbrough FC transfer rumours: Boro battling with Nottingham Forest, Derby and Swansea for targets - including ex-Liverpool man

Middlesbrough have been credited with interest in former Hull City and Liverpool midfielder Kevin Stewart.Middlesbrough have been credited with interest in former Hull City and Liverpool midfielder Kevin Stewart.
Middlesbrough have been credited with interest in former Hull City and Liverpool midfielder Kevin Stewart.
Neil Warnock has admitted Middlesbrough are trying to play catch up in the transfer market – while new names continue to be linked with a move to the Riverside.

"We lost five or six players and we've only signed one, we're trying to catch up and it's difficult in the current market," Warnock told talkSPORT on Thursday.

"Normally you don't worry too much, you just get on with it. Because I want everything done yesterday, you want to be setting off the season on the front foot, really.

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"As always, all the deals happen the in the weeks before the kick-off. For some reason nobody wants to do business at this stage and everyone thinks they can get more money, it's difficult."

Defensive midfielder linked

Warnock has said he wants to improve the spine of his team this summer, and reports have emerged linking defensive midfielder Dan Glazer to Teesside.

According to a news outlet in Israel, Boro have ‘begun negotiations’ with Maccabi Tel Aviv over a potential move for the 23-year-old.

The report claims Maccabi Tel Aviv want €4million for the 23-year-old, while Boro have submitted an initial bid of around half that amount.

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Jacob Murphy reports

Boro will also be hoping to bolster their attacking options for next season after the Teessiders finished as the Championship’s lowest scorers last campaign.

A lack of natural wingers has hindered Boro over the last two years, so it’s no surprise to see them linked with a player like Newcastle’s Jacob Murphy.

Reports this week have claimed a host of Championship clubs, including Boro, Derby and Nottingham Forest, have enquired about a loan move for the 25-year-old who scored nine goals while on loan at Sheffield Wednesday last season.

Another new name emerges

Finally, Boro are also said to be battling it out with Swansea for former Liverpool midfielder Kevin Stewart, according to Sky Sports.

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The 26-year-old is a free agent after his contract at Hull expired at the end of last season following a three-year spell with the Tigers.

Stewart was a first-team regular for Hull at the start of last year but missed a chunk of the campaign with a foot injury.

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