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Middlesbrough transfer news: Boro’s hopes of landing £4m midfielder in jeopardy

Middlesbrough are back in Championship action this weekend, when they take on Queens Park Rangers at the Riverside Stadium on Saturday lunchtime - a kick-off that has been changed so as not to clash with the funeral of the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Phillip.

As things stand, Boro sit 10th in the table after an inconsistent run of form of late, with their hopes of reaching the play-offs all but ended last weekend after a 2-0 loss to fellow promotion-chasers Barnsley.

Still, Neil Warnock's side will be looking to finish the season on a high, as they look to continue their rebuild over the summer and come back raring to go for the 2021/22 campaign.

Speaking after his side's loss last weekend, the Boro boss lamented his squad's current injury issues, and revealed: “If I’d have had nine fit lads I’d have had nine subs but we didn’t have nine.

“The lads in training have done well, Chuba (Akpom) has done well this week in training, Duncan (Watmore) I thought did well last week.

“I hadn’t got a problem, I thought Kabs (Neeskens Kebano) did alright as well today but once the first goal went in. I thought we might as well use the subs up and give them a bit of time.”

Here are today's biggest transfer stories and the latest team news involving Middlesbrough and the rest of the Championship, as the build-up to the weekend's action continues: