Middlesbrough are hoping to go one better next year after falling in the play-off semi-finals last season.
Tony Pulis has already been active in the summer transfer window, bringing in Sunderland midfielder Paddy McNair and Bristol City defender Aden Flint to bolster his options ahead of next year.
Middlesbrough are hoping to strengthen their options and many more new arrivals and outgoing players are expected before the start of the new season.
Pulis is building his own squad, rather than relying on the players he inherited from Garry Monk, and the transfer rumour mill is in full swing.
Now that we have entered July, we are down to the busiest period of the summer transfer window and Middlesbrough will look to get more business done this month.
Here are three deals that we expect Middlesbrough to sort out before the end of the month as the new season approaches.