Middlesbrough are keeping tabs on a double swoop for Charlie Wyke and Jordan Jones, sources have exclusively told Football League World.
The Teessiders are putting plans in place for the summer transfer window with the addition of attacking talent thought to be at the top of the list for Neil Warnock.
Wyke is enjoying a wonderful season with Sunderland so far and has scored 25 goals for the Black Cats already this term.
The 28-year-old is out of contract this summer and FLW understands that he could be a person of interest as the club’s search for a new striker gathers pace.
That move could depend on what other targets are available, while also hinging on Sunderland’s hopes of securing promotion to the Championship.
As for Jones, he’s another player who faces an uncertain future.
The Rangers winger is currently on loan with Sunderland and has been hugely impressive for Lee Johnson’s side leading to speculation that he could be set for a move to the Championship next term.
Having fallen out of favour under Steven Gerrard he could become available this summer and FLW understands that Middlesbrough are monitoring that situation closely.
FLW reached out to Middlesbrough Football Club for comment on the reports but the club declined to comment on the speculation.
Attention is likely to turn towards the summer transfer window in the coming weeks as the Championship season comes to a close.
Middlesbrough are currently occupying a position in the top half of the table and are still mathematically in with a chance of reaching the play-offs, but with games coming thick and fast it seems that the Teessiders will have a much better ideas of what the future holds for them in the coming weeks.