Surprising Nottingham Forest link, what Neil Warnock told Sheffield Wednesday star plus Famara Diedhiou latest at Bristol City: Transfer rumours

Middlesbrough have one game remaining this season following a 1-1 at Luton – and manager Neil Warnock is already looking ahead to the next campaign.

By Joe Nicholson
Sunday, 2nd May 2021, 10:00 am

As transfer talk continues to increase, here are some of the latest Boro-related rumours.

Surprising Nottingham Forest link

One player who will be looking for a new club this summer is Boro’s record signing Britt Assombalonga.

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Britt Assombalonga playing for Middlesbrough.

The 28-year-old is no longer training with the club, with his contract set to expire at the end of the season.

According to The Athletic, Assombalonga’s former club Nottingham Forest are monitoring the frontman, along with Rangers and several other Championship clubs.

The report claims that financial demands could prove a problem for Forest, though, as Assombalonga was reportedly earning as much as £40,000 a week at Boro.

Famara Diedhiou misses second game for Bristol City

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With Assombalonga and Ashley Fletcher set to leave Boro this summer, Warnock wants to sign three new strikers.

The Teessiders have been heavily linked with Bristol City forward Famara Diedhiou, who will also be out of contract at the end of the season.

Diedhiou missed his second consecutive game for City over the weekend, with manager Nigel Pearson claiming the striker has a knee injury.

According to Bristol Live, talks with Diedhiou over a new contract have fallen largely silent for several weeks.

What Warnock told Sheffield Wednesday Star

Finally, Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Barry Bannan has revealed what Warnock said to him following Boro’s 3-1 win over The Owls last weekend.

Warnock could be seen chatting with Bannan, who will be out of contract this summer, at the full-time whistle.

When asked about Warnock ahead of their goalless draw with Nottingham Forest, Bannan told our sister title The Sheffield Star, “He just congratulated me on my performance against Cardiff… He said he’d watched and that it was an unbelievable performance.

“He also apologised for how our time went at Crystal Palace together, because I never really got a chance. So that was quite nice of him to be honest.”

Wednesday could still avoid relegation from the Championship this season but must beat Derby on the final day of the season to stand a chance.

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