More competition for reported Celtic and Nottingham Forest target plus Middlesbrough man reacts to new deal: News and transfer rumours

Middlesbrough continue to assess several transfer targets before the summer window reopens on June 9 – with speculation starting to increase.

Friday, 28th May 2021, 6:00 am

Here are some of the latest Boro-related news and transfer rumours from around the web:

Ipswich interested in Charlie Wyke

Boro have been linked with Sunderland striker Charlie Wyke in recent weeks, yet the Mail understands the 28-year-old isn’t a serious target on Teesside.

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Charlie Wyke playing for Sunderland.

Sunderland want to keep Wyke, who will be out of contract this summer, yet the forward is said to be attracting plenty of interest.

Nottingham Forest, Millwall and Celtic have all been credited with interest, while Ipswich also appear keen to sign the striker.

According to The East Anglian, The Tractor Boys are targeting a trio of Sunderland players in the shape of Wyke, Max Power and former Hartlepool midfielder Josh Hawkes.

Newcastle plot move for QPR centre-back

QPR centre-back Rob Dickie is a reported target for Newcastle.

The 25-year-old was linked with Boro last summer before joining QPR from League One side Oxford.

According to Football Insider, Dickie, who made 43 league appearances for Rangers this season, is a target for the Magpies.

Boro youngster reacts to new deal

Finally, Boro midfielder Hayden Hackney is hopeful he’ll receive more first-team opportunities after signing a new deal at the club.

The 18-year-old midfielder made his senior debut at Brentford in January’s FA Cup tie and penned a new contract extension this week.

“I’m delighted to sign a new contract, it’s obviously a dream come true and I want to push on this season and see if I can get in the team or the squad,” Hackney told Boro’s website.

“It topped off getting in the first team last season, it was a good experience to be in and around the changing room and just to get to know what it’s like.

“Hopefully I can get more of that next season.”

Hackney has also taken inspiration from fellow midfielder and Boro captain Jonny Howson.

“Every week he’s one of the best performers and he’s in my position as well,” added Hackney when asked about Howson. “Just little things in training I pick up on what he’s doing and that really helps me.”

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