Fresh striker report plus surprising Yannick Bolasie link: Middlesbrough transfer rumours

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With just a month to go until Middlesbrough’s Championship opener against Fulham, the Teessiders are working to get multiple deals over the line.

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

South American striker linked

While Boro have been pursuing a move for Argentine midfielder Martin Payero, they have also been linked with another South American talent.

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Middlesbrough have been linked with Flamengo striker Rodrigo Muniz.Middlesbrough have been linked with Flamengo striker Rodrigo Muniz.
Middlesbrough have been linked with Flamengo striker Rodrigo Muniz.

According to reports, Boro have made a loan offer for Flamengo striker Rodrigo Muniz, with journalist Vene Casagrande, who covers Flamengo for Jornal O Dia, claiming the deal would include an option to buy after a 12-month loan period.

The 20-year-old is said to be attracting plenty of interest, though, with Jornal O Dia also claiming that Dubai-based club Al Nasr are ready to offer Muniz a lucrative three-year contract.

It’s also been claimed that Atletico Madrid were in negotiations over a move for the striker but pulled out of the deal after talks with Flamengo broke down.

Surprising Yannick Bolasie report

Elsewhere in the Championship, Reading have reportedly made a move for former Boro winger Yannick Bolasie.

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The 32-year-old is a free agent after his contract at Everton expired and recently posted a video of himself training in Turkey.

Yet according to BerkshireLive, The Royals have made an offer for Bolasie, despite confirmation they are under a transfer embargo.

Reading are still able to sign players who are free agents on a one-year deal or make loan signings for half a season.

Archer completes QPR move

Finally, former Middlesbrough goalkeeper Jordan Archer has completed his move to QPR on a two-year deal.

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Archer signed a short-term contract with Boro in January and made five Championship appearances for the Teessiders.

The 28-year-old wasn’t offered a new deal at the Riverside, though, and is now looking forward to a new challenge at The Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium.

"I am really excited and looking forward to getting going,” Archer told the QPR website.

"There’s a great crop of young goalkeepers here and the club feel I can add experience to the group.

“I’m here to get my head down and work hard.”

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