Middlesbrough transfer rumours: Boro plot transfer raid for Premier League starlet, Nottingham Forest close in on midfielder

Middlesbrough powered their way to a 3-1 win over Sheffield Wednesday last weekend - a result that has made it all the more difficult for the Owls to stay up this season, as the relegation battle looks set to go down to the wire.

Tuesday, 27th April 2021, 11:36 am
Championship transfer news

Boro, who has two games of their season left to play, could finish as high as seventh or as low as 13th, in a tightly-packed Championship table.

Speaking after the win over Wednesday, Middlesbrough boss Neil Warnock delivered his verdict on the result, and claimed: “I thought we made a little bit hard work of it but I thought we should have been three or four up at half-time.

“To give them the penalty gave them a lift and we just had to regroup at half-time and I thought we came out with bags of energy and dominated for large parts. We should have scored a few more and I was pleased.

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Norwich City have been credited with an interest in Metz defender Boubakar Kouyate. It's not the first time he's attracted Championship interest, as Nottingham Forest were keen on the player before he got his move from Troyes to Metz last summer. (Sport Witness)

“I’m glad it’s (relegation) not decided today for them (the Owls). It would be great if they can beat Forest and take it to the last game of the season.”

Next up, Boro take on Luton Town in their penultimate game of the 2020/21 campaign on Saturday afternoon.

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

Cardiff City look set to release Junior Hoilett this summer, as manager Mick McCarthy looks to oversee a summer overhaul at the club at the end of the season. He's made over 180 appearances for the Bluebirds since joining from QPR in 2016. (Wales Online)
Turkish side Fenerbahce have been tipped to move for Huddersfield Town midfielder Juninho Bacuna this summer. However, the Terriers could scupper a potential deal by exercising their option to extend the 23-year-old's contract by one year. (Football League World)
Promoted duo Norwich City and Watford look set to go head-to-head to sign Bristol City starlet Saikou Janneh this summer. There manager Nigel Pearson has spoken publicly of his desire to keep the player, who is also on Brighton's radar. (The Sun)
Middlesbrough boss Neil Warnock has claimed his decision to release both Britt Assombalonga and Ashley Fletcher from their contracts has boosted morale at the club, and even led to an improvement in the choice of dressing room music. (The 72)
Watford stars Nathaniel Chalobah and Will Hughes have claimed manager Xisco Munoz, who joined the club in December, should be given a great deal of credit for the club's promotion, lauding his tactical nous and positive impact on team morale. (BBC Sport)
Roy Keane has surprisingly emerged among the favourites list for the Preston job. However, at 10/1, the former Sunderland boss is still a long way behind current 6/5 favourite Gareth Ainsworth, who is charge of Wycombe Wanderers. (SkyBet)
Birmingham City are rumoured to be eyeing a move for Gillingham winger Jordan Graham, who their manager Lee Bowyer previously tried to sign for Charlton. He's previously been on the books at Aston Villa and Wolves. (Football League World)
Manchester City youngster Liam Delap is continuing to attract interest from Championship clubs over a loan move, with Middlesbrough now eyeing up a move. He's also wanted by Derby, Stoke City, and Cardiff City. (Team Talk)
Nottingham Forest could be readying a move for Gillingham midfielder Kyle Dempsey, as interest in the 25-year-old continues to grow. He's previously been linked with Preston North End, Luton Town, and Barnsley. (Football Insider)