Bristol City striker Famara Diedhiou.

What Middlesbrough's squad could look like next season if the early transfer rumours are true - including Liverpool, Everton and Sunderland men

Middlesbrough boss Neil Warnock wants to sign ‘eight or nine’ new players this summer as the Teessiders hope to challenge for promotion from the Championship – but what could the side look like at the start of next season?

Wednesday, 5th May 2021, 2:56 pm

With the transfer window set to reopen in June, Boro have already been linked with a handful of players who are likely to be available this summer.

Warnock has already said that Boro are unlikely to spend big money, meaning loan deals and free agents could be the most realistic option.

The Boro will be looking to sign three new strikers for next season following the departures of Britt Assombalonga and Ashley Fletcher this term.

Warnock will also welcome back some of his key players from injury.

For a bit of fun, we’ve put together a starting XI and substitutes bench of players who could make up Boro’s squad next season - if the transfer rumours are true.

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