Middlesbrough FC transfer rumours: Cardiff, Stoke and Boro tracking Rangers man plus fresh Britt Assombalonga reports
We may still be in March but Championship clubs are already putting plans in place for next season.
Middlesbrough boss Neil Warnock has admitted he’s already assessing players who could be available in the summer – with another striker the priority.
Here are some of the latest Boro-related transfer stories and rumours:
Jordan Jones reports resurface
The Rangers playmaker has been linked with a return to the Riverside for sometime.
After coming through the Teessiders’ academy, Jones left Boro in 2016 and is on loan at Sunderland following a move in January.
According to TeamTalk, Rangers will allow the player to leave at the end of the season, with a host of Championship clubs interested.
The report claims that Barnsley, Cardiff, Stoke and Boro are all keen to sign the Northern Ireland international.
Fresh Assombalonga reports
Another player whose future remains unclear is Boro striker Britt Assombalonga.
The 28-year-old will be out of contract this summer and would have to take a wage cut to stay at the Riverside.
Assombalonga has fallen down the pecking order under Warnock and has started just one of Boro’s last seven games.
Bristol City were linked with a move for the frontman in January, while it’s now been claimed that Rangers are interested in the DR Congo international.
According to GiveMeSport, the new SPL champions have now turned their attention to Assombalonga, with the future of Jermain Defoe uncertain.
Warnock quizzed on Bolasie and Kebano futures
Finally, Boro fans will be keen to know if Yannick Bolasie and Neeskens Kebano will be staying at the Riverside next season.
The pair are on loan from Everton and Fulham respectively, with Bolasie set to become a free agent this summer.
Asked if there have been any discussions with the duo, Warnock replied: “Not really, no,
“Yannick is Yannick. I would imagine he’ll be looking at all of his options at the moment with his contract up at the end of the season.
“I don’t worry about him or Neeskens, really. What will be will be with those two.
“At the same time, I do want wide players and so we are looking at that situation.”