Middlesbrough fend off Leeds United and West Ham interest, Famara Diedhiou dilemma plus Sheffield Wednesday uncertainty: Transfer rumours
Middlesbrough will be announcing their retained list for the 2021/22 season in the next few days – but what else has been happening in and around the Riverside?
We round up some of the latest news and rumours from around the web.
Interest in Boro youngster
Boro have reportedly agreed a long-term contract with academy prospect Pharrell Willis, who was said to be attracting interest from Premier League clubs.
The 18-year-old midfielder has been a key player for the Teessiders’ under-18s side this season, scoring eight times in the Under-18 Premier League.
According to 90min, Chelsea, West Ham and Leeds had all taken an interest in Willis, who was born in London and joined Boro in 2019.
The report claims the player is happy to stay in the North East.
Famara Diedhiou dilemma
Long-standing Boro target Famara Diedhiou was released by Bristol City on Friday.
According to Bristol Live, Boro could be the 28-year-old’s next destination, while there is also significant interest in him from abroad.
The Mail understands that Boro are still tracking the forward, yet the player’s wages could cause a stumbling block.
Sheffield Wednesday’s struggles
Finally, Sheffield Wednesday are likely to have to sell some of their key assets this summer.
The Owls were relegated from the Championship last weekend amid financial uncertainty.
Boro are one of several clubs who have been linked with Wednesday forward Josh Windass in recent weeks
According to our sister title the Sheffield Star, The Owls may be tempted to cash in on the 27-year-old following the financial hit they’ve taken after relegation.