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Two Clubs Preparing Summer Swoop For Out Of Contract Middlesbrough Star

Middlesbrough winger Stewart Downing is interesting both Rangers and Sunderland, according to reports in the local media. The 34-year-old will trigger an automatic contract extension if he starts one more league game this season, and with the player on sizeable wages, manager Tony Pulis has been asked to keep him on the bench. Downing would …

Liverpool Among Host Of Teams Pursuing Middlesbrough Starlet After Contract Talks Stall

Liverpool have joined Newcastle in pursuing Middlesbrough youngster Bilal Brahimi, according to reports in England. The 19-year-old has failed to agree a new deal at the Riverside Stadium and will likely leave Boro at the end of the season. Brahimi has been at the club for almost two years, having been signed from Portuguese team …

Middlesbrough Vying With Newcastle And Six Other Teams For National League Starlet

Middlesbrough are one of eight clubs interested in signing Hartlepool midfielder Josh Hawkes, according to reports in the UK. Newcastle, Burnley, Huddersfield, Sunderland, Sheffield United, Hull City and Barnsley are all said to have joined Boro in the race to sign the 20-year-old. Hawkes has been in excellent form in the National League this season, …

Spanish Speedster Tipped To Make Shock Return To Middlesbrough

Wolves winger Adama Traore could be returning to Middlesbrough just six months after leaving the Riverside stadium, according to reports in the UK. The 23-year-old was sold for £18m in the summer but he has struggled to convince manager Nuno Espirito Santo. Speaking about Traore earlier this month, Santo said that the wide man needed …

Middlesbrough Weighing Up Double Striker Raid On Championship Rival

Middlesbrough are interested in Birmingham pair Isaac Vassell and Che Adams, according to reports in the local media. Boro boss Tony Pulis is said to be lining up an offer worth up to £2m for Vassell before the transfer deadline. The 25-year-old has been sidelined with injuries over the past year and the Teessiders are …

Middlesbrough Beat Five High Profile Clubs To Signing Of Champions League Winner

Middlesbrough have confirmed the signing of former Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel. The 31-year-old was available on a free transfer after leaving Chinese Super League side Tianjin Teda earlier this month. Boro have secured Mikel on a deal until the end of the season, with the former Nigerian international having turned down five other clubs …

Middlesbrough must increase their goal scoring rate

Middlesbrough have got the best defensive record by far of any team in the Championship. With only 20 goals in total scored against them in all league matches this season – that’s 6 goals less than Leeds or Sheffield United, the two teams with the next lowest goals conceded records. The problem, however, is that …

Boro Join West Ham In £3m Battle For League One Ace

Middlesbrough are battling West Ham for Sunderland striker Josh Maja, according to reports in the English media. Boro are reportedly keen on the 20-year-old who has scored 15 goals in League One for the Black Cats this season. Maja’s contract is expiring in the summer and Sunderland are weighing up whether to sell up this …

Middlesbrough Eyeing Loan Deal For Premier League Midfield General

Middlesbrough are interested in taking Fulham midfielder Kevin McDonald on loan, according to reports in the English media. The Scottish international last played for the Cottagers against Wolves on Boxing Day, and manager Claudio Ranieri is said to be prepared to let the midfielder leave on a temporary basis. McDonald was a key player under …

Middlesbrough Vying With Two Clubs For £20m Rated Championship Ace

Middlesbrough are one of three clubs interested in signing Brentford striker Neal Maupay, according to reports in the English media. Boro have been joined by Aston Villa and Huddersfield Town in pursuing the 22-year-old, but the Bees forward may only be sold for a significant fee. Reports indicate that Brentford would demand in excess of …

Middlesbrough Confirm Loan Departure of £9m Danish Forward

Middlesbrough forward Martin Braithwaite has joined La Liga side Leganes on loan for the rest of the season. The Danish international handed in a transfer request in the summer before a deadline day switch to the Spanish side collapsed back in August. Braithwaite has now gotten his wish, and he will spend the next six …

Middlesbrough Closing In On First January Recruit With Pulis Targeting Dutch Winger

Middlesbrough are looking to secure Huddersfield Town winger Rajiv van la Parra on a season-long loan, according to reports in the local media. The Dutchman was originally targeted by Boro boss Tony Pulis in the summer, but their interest was knocked back by the Terriers. However, van la Parra has fallen down the pecking order …

Swansea Preparing Bid To Take £9m Rated Boro Outcast Off Pulis’s Hands

Swansea are considering a January bid for Middlesbrough forward Martin Braithwaite, according to reports in the UK. The Danish international has been unsettled at the Riverside Stadium since he was loaned out to Bordeaux by manager Tony Pulis for the second half of last season. Braithwaite submitted a transfer request during the summer to force …

Premier League Giants Lining Up Move For Boro Teenager

Manchester United are monitoring Middlesbrough winger Marcus Tavernier, according to reports in the English media. Scouts from the Premier League club have been sent to watch the 19-year-old over the past month as United look to strengthen their youth ranks. Tavernier initially struggled for game time under manager Tony Pulis this season but has begun …

REPORT: Middlesbrough Lining Up Deal To Sign Former Chelsea Striker

Middlesbrough are keen on signing Udinese forward Stipe Perica, according to reports in Italy. The Croatian spent three years at Chelsea without playing a single game for the Blues before being sold to Udinese for £4m in 2016. Since moving to the Bianconeri on a permanent basis, Perica hasn’t really established himself as a first …