Middlesbrough FC transfer rumours: Nottingham Forest and Charlton forwards linked plus Yannick Bolasie latest
As Middlesbrough’s Riverside Stadium prepares to host two England friendlies this week, Boro boss Neil Warnock will continue to assess his options in the transfer market.
With the window set to reopen on June 9, here are some of the latest Boro-related rumours circling the web:
Boro in striker battle
It’s been clear for months that Boro’s priority is to bolster their attacking options this summer.
Warnock has said he wants to sign three new strikers ahead of the 2021/22 campaign, yet finding a prolific frontman won’t be easy.
According to TeamTalk, Boro are among more than half a dozen Championship clubs to have made an offer for Charlton forward Chuks Aneke, with the report claiming that Reading, Coventry, QPR and Bristol City are also in the hunt.
Aneke scored 15 League One goals in 38 appearances for Charlton during the 2020/21 season.
The striker, 27, will be a free agent this summer after turning down a new deal at The Valley.
Nottingham Forest forward linked
Another striker who could be on the move this summer is Nottingham Forward Lyle Taylor.
The 31-year-old only joined Forest from Charlton last summer but it’s been claimed he’ll be allowed to leave the City Ground on loan.
According to Football League World, Boro, Blackburn and Barnsley are among the clubs interested in Taylor.
Yannick Bolasie latest
Finally, Yannick Bolasie says he is 'alive and kicking' following his Middlesbrough loan spell.
The 32-year-old is set to become a free agent when his contract expires at Everton but is unlikely to return to the Riverside.
Following loan spells at Aston Villa, Anderlecht and Sporting Lisbon, Bolasie believes he’s in a good place to find a new club.
“If you don’t play for a considerable amount of time, it’s definitely harder,” Bolasie told The Express when asked about the prospect of being a free agent.
“Where I’ve played games and shown that I’m alive and kicking, it’s put me in a better situation. It might get a bit tense if I’m in September and I haven’t found a club though. That might be when it gets a bit different.”