Here are some of the latest Boro-related rumours and news stories circling the web.
Contrasting striker reports
As Middlesbrough continue to look to bolster their striker options, a new name has been linked with the Teessiders.
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Paul Hartley hints at possible transfer breakthrough for Hartlepool United
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According to Football Insider, Boro and Preston are leading the chase to sign Cambridge frontman Paul Mullin, who will be out of contract with the League Two side at the end of the month.
The report claims Cambridge are trying to tie Mullin down to a new deal after the 26-year-old finished as the League Two top scorer with 31 goals last term.
According to our sister title The Lancashire Evening Post, Preston have distanced themselves from the speculation.
Stoke plot Nottingham Forest raid
Another striker who has been linked with Boro is Nottingham Forest forward Lyle Taylor.
It’s been reported that Forest are willing to listen to offers for Taylor as they plot a major reshuffle at the City Ground.
Bristol City move ruled out for Chalton forward
Finally, Charlton striker Chuks Aneke isn’t thought to be a target for Bristol City this summer.
Aneke scored 15 goals for Charlton in League One last season.