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Middlesbrough transfer round-up: Burnley’s pursuit of defender, Ipswich target 22-y/o, Warnock eyes more deals

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Middlesbrough’s transfer window came alive last week with a handful of new additions coming into the club.

But while supporters will be delighted to see four new faces coming to the Riverside Stadium, there’s plenty of work still to do.

The start of the new season is now a month away and that means that Neil Warnock has some significant new arrivals to bring into the club while there’s also likely to be several outgoings before the window slams shut as well.

So what are the latest rumours doing the rounds? Here’s the latest transfer news to come from the Riverside Stadium.

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Neil Warnock’s transfer message

The Middlesbrough manager has said that he’s target four or five new additions before the new season gets underway next month.

Warnock has already brought in Joe Lumley, Uche Ikpeazu, Lee Pelter and Sammy Ameobi for a combined fee of around £1million, and according to the boss there could be more on the way.

Speaking in an interview with BBC Radio Tees, Warnock said: “There’s been all sorts happening.

“Although I’ve been at home we’ve worked really hard behind the scenes to get players in.

“I know the fans are always looking for star signings but I just look at what we’ve got.

“The financial situation at the club, you can’t expect us to splash all the money everywhere so we’ve got to get value for money.”

He added: “I’m hoping to get at least four or five (new players), definitely four before the season starts.”

Dael Fry

Middlesbrough’s defensive colossus remains a target for Premier League side Burnley.

According to The Sun, Sean Dyche’s side are still looking for a central defender despite completing a deal to sign Nathan Collins from Stoke City last month.

It is believed that Nottingham Forest’s Joe Worrall remains on their shortlist as well, but given Fry’s recent performance for Neil Warnock’s side it seems that Middlesbrough may have to fend off some summer interest ahead of the new season.

Hayden Coulson

Ipswich Town are plotting a move to sign the Middlesbrough man, according to reports from the East Anglian Daily Times.

The 22-year-old full-back is facing an uncertain future at the Riverside Stadium after falling out of favour under Neil Warnock last term, making just 17 appearances in the Championship with no notable injuries to speak of.

With Middlesbrough trimming their squad and wage bill this summer there’s every chance that a move to Portman Road could be seen as the ideal solution for all parties ahead of the new season.


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