Middlesbrough FC transfer rumours: Potential development after Everton departure plus Sunderland interest dismissed
With the summer transfer window set to reopen next week, Middlesbrough will be looking to step up their search for new signings.
Here are some of the latest Boro-related news and transfer stories circling the web.
Yannick Bolasie talks
Following his loan spell at the club last season, Boro fans would welcome back winger Yannick Bolasie at the Riverside next term.
It has been officially announced the 32-year-old will leave Premier League club Everton when his contract expires this month, yet he would have to take a significant wage cut to join the Teessiders permanently.
Boro boss Neil Warnock would be keen to sign Bolasie and, according to The Athletic, Bolasie is set to hold further talks with Boro.
Preston interest dismissed
Boro are one of several Championship clubs who have been linked with Sunderland midfielder Luke O’Nien.
Championship sides Millwall, Luton and Preston have also been credited with interest in the 26-year-old, yet it’s since been claimed the latter aren’t interested.
According to Lancashire Live, O’Nien, who will be out of contract this summer, is no longer on North End’s radar.
McNair and Saville finish extended seasons
Finally Boro duo Paddy McNair and George Saville ended their seasons while on international duty this week.
Both men played the full 90 minutes of a friendly fixture as Northern Ireland were beaten 1-0 by Ukraine in Dnipro on Thursday.
McNair and Saville have played repeatedly for their country this term but won’t have another international fixture until September when they continue their World Cup qualifying campaign with games against Lithuania and Switzerland.