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Middlesbrough transfer round-up: Striker wants Charlton stay, Fry latest amid Brentford and Leeds interest, Warnock steps up talks



Middlesbrough are looking to step up their transfer business in the coming weeks.

After letting a number of key players leave at the end of the season it’s clear that Neil Warnock is going to be targeting a number of new faces ahead of the new season.

Last term showed moments of promise but ultimately a lack of quality proved costly as the club sunk to 10th in the table after previously being in the mix for the play-offs.

The Teessiders have already completed one deal in the shake of Joe Lumley from Queens Park Rangers, but who could be next to join?

Here’s the latest news to emerge from the Middlesbrough beat.

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Chuks Aneke

The Charlton Athletic striker is keen to extend his stay at The Valley, according to London News Online.

Aneke has enjoyed an excellent season for the Addicks leading to significant interest from the Championship with clubs such as Middlesbrough, QPR, Reading, Bristol City and Coventry City all said to be keen on a move; while clubs in Scotland and the United States are also keen.

While the 27-year-old’s deal is set to expire in the coming weeks this update suggests that it’s now more likely than ever that the attacker will be staying put this summer.

Talks with ‘four or five players’

Neil Warnock is stepping up his transfer efforts, according to the Northern Echo.

Middlesbrough are looking to make significant changes to their playing squad this summer, and while Joe Lumley has already joined the club from Queens Park Rangers, it seems that there’s still plenty of work to be done.

It’s claimed that Warnock has already spoken to ‘four or five potential targets’ regarding a move, with the Teessiders targeting players who ‘already have experience of English football, preferably in the Championship’.

Dael Fry

Middlesbrough are ‘adamant’ that Dael Fry won’t be sold this summer, as per reports from the Northern Echo.

An exclusive report from Football League World revealed earlier this week that the 23-year-old was attracting significant interest from the Premier League with Brentford joining the likes of Leeds United, Burnley, Wolves and Southampton in the hunt for the centre-back.

But while a big-money move could be hard to turn down, it seems that Steve Gibson and Neil Warnock are in agreement that the player should stay at all costs.

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Article title: Middlesbrough transfer round-up: Striker wants Charlton stay, Fry latest amid Brentford and Leeds interest, Warnock steps up talks

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