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04 Jul 2015 07:19:38
Middlesbrough are ready to step up in their summer business with the club looking to confirm 3 signings next week, to my understanding these are Kalas, Baptiste and Downing with transfers for the clubs main striking targets hitting stumbling blocks. Kalas will join on a loan with option of a permanent deal, Boro have agreed a small fee for Bolton defense Alex Baptiste who will sign a two year contract, finally a deal worth around £6,000,000 is expected to be wrapped up for Stewart Downing, the player is expected to take a large pay cut in order to finish his career at hos hometown club.

04 Jul 2015 10:00:42
Its done baptiste has signed on a free. As for downing i'd love to see him back here again hopefully it happens

04 Jul 2015 12:17:04
All sounds about right, but Gazette reckons its a 3 year deal for AJ Baptiste

04 Jul 2015 13:31:12
It a complete waste of 6 million if its true downing is 30 or 31 not worth 6 million at that age I know he's a boro lad but he's never exactly set the world on fire even in his prime

03 Jul 2015 20:40:49
Reports suggest that Middlesbrough are closing in on the signing of Alex Baptiste, after agreeing a fee with Bolton for the defender.

04 Jul 2015 06:42:51
It's a free transfer

04 Jul 2015 07:28:35
Done deal for Baptiste

04 Jul 2015 08:24:27
It is a done deal with his medical today. Good signing, championship experience and he can play across the back line. Happy with this deal. I am guessing that Mr Woodgate is hanging up his boots and taking on a coaching position under Karanka.

04 Jul 2015 09:02:37
He's a free agent

04 Jul 2015 11:30:43
Woodgate has has penned a 1 yr deal. To be announced soon

03 Jul 2015 08:45:03
I am starting this post with an apology to all the people that have posted rumours on here that Middlesbrough were about to re-sign Stewart Downing, I countered pretty much every post with a reason why it was incorrect or not possible.
Middlesbrough will announce two new signings next week, Mr Downing being one of them. west ham are willing to accept a lower fee from Middlesbrough as we are not going to be battling it out with them next season, still in excess of 5m but they wanted more from Sunderland, Stoke and Newcastle.
Unsure on the second signing but I am told that Karanka and Bausor have pulled off their main transfer targets in time to get things prepared for an assault on the championship next season, the second player is a striker from a premier league club.
Personally I think it will be Cameron Jerome but I was also told this morning that Glen Murrayso name had been muted within the club and would be available for just 3 million apparently (found that hard to believe), he is however coveted by other premier league sides at the moment, possibly the capture of Downing will show positive signs to any other potential signings.
karanka felt his team lacked a cutting edge on too many occasions last season and Lee Tomlin's inconsistent performances have spurred him on to go all out for a game changing midfielder, enter Stewart Downing.
I am torn on this signing, Stewie is a fantastic player with the ball and has incredible delivery with final balls and set pieces, I just pray he can cope with the intensity of the division, his class will stand out for sure but he is a confidence player also, the jury will be out.
A big gamble folks but one Karanka is willing to make.
Other signings will be loans only, take your pick from Chelsea really.

03 Jul 2015 10:21:09
hope so, this could be what we need. up the boro.

03 Jul 2015 11:59:30
Jerome spearheaded's our attack, top scorer last season, he will start the first game of the season in the premier league. he just simply isn't available for transfer to anyone right now.
This rumour has been made up by a teenager playing too much football manager probably.
So please stop repeating it boro fans. its getting a little awkward.

03 Jul 2015 12:26:08
This rumour is nonsense, West Ham will sell downing to the highest bidder and I suspect downing will only sign for the club paying the highest wages, Middlesbrough will only sign him if no other premier league clubs come in for him and frankly at £7 mil the quoted price it's unlikely.

As for Jerome leaving Norwich premier club for championship football, it just won't happen. Norwich would not sell him, nor would Jerome want to move. After scoring 20 goals last season his value would be upwards of £7mil based on that quoted figure for former Norwch striker Chris Martin at Derby.

Good luck to Middlesbrough next season but I think you will find it very tough to repeat last year.

03 Jul 2015 14:18:30
Hero me is not a premiership quality striker though he's a good championship striker Norwich will have better targets than jerome if they are serious about staying up this time round

03 Jul 2015 14:50:14
According to the Northern echo we have Downing!!!

03 Jul 2015 22:43:42
Joint announcement that the brother in laws will both be playing for Boro nxt year. John or Stuey for captain????

04 Jul 2015 07:28:49
I hope your right Agent Lm

04 Jul 2015 11:32:59
There's an arrangement in place for his playing contract to be mutually terminated if he's injured to often or not playing at all. He will then switch to the coaching team and continue working with the under 16s

02 Jul 2015 19:20:44
Middlesbrough linked with ricky lambert.

03 Jul 2015 07:25:30
Ill be honest, you actually made me laugh, loudly. Wifes giving me some weird looks.

03 Jul 2015 08:09:23
I don't think we would sign him although price dependant I still think he would do a good job in the championship

03 Jul 2015 08:10:58
Lambert is strongly linked to Bournemouth. I can't see this one happening. I would love it but I think he will stay in the premiership.

03 Jul 2015 14:03:57
Some crazy people on here however I was one od tje people to get sum stick over downing but never mind I will stick with my sources also heard a little striker from Liverpool we could be interesting

02 Jul 2015 18:54:19
Middlesbrough and West Ham have provisionally agreed a deal for Stewart Downing to return on a permanent deal. Still hammering out the fine details. Downing is believed to have agreed terms with Gibson already. If all goes smoothly should arrive over the weekend, early next week. Big deal!

Luke Williams departure intended to make bit of room on wage bill. I'll eat my hat if not!

02 Jul 2015 23:40:04
Luke's wages Won't even make a difference. As I mentioned earlier, downing really wants to come back. It's all to do with finances

03 Jul 2015 07:23:30
Believing this rumour slightly more now because JRM seems like an inteligent bloke and a couple of people i respect have told me its true. Either way, UTB

03 Jul 2015 08:11:28
If we get him and keep him fit we have the best player in the league by a country mile but I'm trying not to get too excited yet!!

03 Jul 2015 10:50:36
Roumer has it that downing want a comeback because we're signing a unreal striker I don't know who it is but judging by what I've heard he's friends with him and played with him before I think possibly alialiare or gabby bonglohor I can't see anyone else drownings played with who would fit who isn't retired or just a simple no go

03 Jul 2015 11:31:51
The 70k wages being talked about in the press are well wide of the mark. But the deal is alive and closer than some are journos are letting on.

03 Jul 2015 18:58:15
The deal from What I'm told just needs to be rubber stamped, still in shock with this one.
I'd like to think he'll be given a better Target Than Kike mind, his head is shaped like a 50p judging by his heading accuracy last season.

02 Jul 2015 17:16:27
Been told today that stewy downing will be announced as a middlesbrough player by Monday great statement of intent if we pull it off

03 Jul 2015 07:22:37
Cant see this happening i'm afraid, although it would be a good move, finances make it near impossible, even Downing was willing to drop down a division and take the wage cut that would be inevitable (as a championship side cannot pay 40 grand a week) we may not be able to afford the fee

03 Jul 2015 08:39:59
Its good to have a boro lad come back fo rthe good of the cause but you have to think salary and how much is he actually going the cost in transfer fees and is this signing going to have an effect on our movement in the window at his best stewy wasnt a goal scorer and that's what we need

01 Jul 2015 16:28:44
Ipswich have rejected a £4.5m bid from Middlesbrough for Republic of Ireland international Daryl Murphy.

01 Jul 2015 18:27:55
Thank god for that, not worth half of that

01 Jul 2015 18:28:47
I hope so, he isn't worth half that

01 Jul 2015 18:32:51
Is this from the same source as your last gem? Posted 3 days ago :
Downing signs, adomah, Tomlin, kike on way out.

01 Jul 2015 19:03:59
Surely boro wouldn't bid this much and if they did surely ipswich would accept.

01 Jul 2015 19:15:07
Good hope we don't put another one in

01 Jul 2015 20:40:44
Middlesbrough have been linked with him all summer. At 32, and with 1 yr left on his contract Ipswich know they are going to sell him to the highest bidder.
5m + is a hell of a lot for a striker who has had only 1 really impressive season. There are younger, better players out there for less money or on loans. It may take a few more weeks but the market will start to move as everyone will want to bring in more players. Liverpool for example are looking at loans/sales of their fringe players.

01 Jul 2015 20:41:44
They asked about availability, this was done 4 weeks ago and any transfer depended on what Tyrone Mings went for.
They don't need to sell so we move on to Target no 3, Cameron Jerome or Gary Hooper.

01 Jul 2015 21:41:11
Horlicks! £4.5 for a player with a couple of seasons left at most. Last season was a freak year for him. Next year he'll be back to scoring about 10.

01 Jul 2015 22:33:04
Must agree if true Ipswich would take that and he's not worth it sounds desperate if you ask me would have vossen over him all day long

02 Jul 2015 09:44:59
Vossen will not be coming back to Middlesbrough.
Burnley and Celtic want him to lead their front lines next season, we only want him if we can get our main striking target and have money left to buy him.
I would imagine his confidence in game time at Boro next season would not be brilliant.
On a side note, our away kit was released today. Awful, Yellow with Black, shocking kit. I thought those days of awful kits were behind us under Adidas.

02 Jul 2015 10:48:46
4.5 million seems pricey but if he bags 20-30 goals and we get promoted, you will see that it was a great investment. We need goals at Championship level. He will score, his confidence is high and this could turn out to be a great bit of business. None of us know how much of a kitty there is so let's just sit back and enjoy. Karanka is a great manager, with the support of Gibson we are going in the right direction. UTB

02 Jul 2015 12:25:32
The club have not bid £4.5mil for Murphy. It is all paper talk.

02 Jul 2015 16:11:31
Middlesbrough have offered James husband as part of the deal.

02 Jul 2015 20:17:08
I'm bored of this transfer window

03 Jul 2015 05:59:34
Would be a great signing but at 32 and £4.5mil definitely not worth that!

03 Jul 2015 11:39:52
This is true but Ipswich won't sell to a championship rival. They would accept £4.5m from premier league team and Stoke and West Brom have both enquires but won't go above £2.5m

30 Jun 2015 01:15:48
Middlesbrough are set to offer Dundee United £1.7million for Turkish striker Nadir Ciftci

30 Jun 2015 12:05:51
With Brad Fewster going the other way on loan for the season

30 Jun 2015 14:09:37
Hes rubbish don't think so y risk him would rather have vossen back dundee been down them routes before load of rubbish

30 Jun 2015 17:28:55
Few sterns a Mars arse he got homesick when on loan at Preston he be worse in Scotland

30 Jun 2015 18:18:25
He's getting band for biteing someone he's got poor displinry also looks okay playing that low not sure about prem or championship

30 Jun 2015 20:37:55
My thoughts exactly rather move for a a League 1 striker in all honesty not many good strikers come out of Scotland. Rhodes is there best striker and he is English!

01 Jul 2015 07:53:19
Wouldnt worry about it. I think its probably just media rubbish again, it was reported by the Daily Fail after all. Karanka is too intelligent for signings like this.

01 Jul 2015 07:47:26
He's going to Wigan . thankfully

01 Jul 2015 10:17:52
There are 3 Scotland strikers consistently in the top 15 in the championship and a further 4 strikers in last seasons top 20 that played in the SPL.

01 Jul 2015 11:05:33
He has signed for wigan.
a colleague of mine works in Norfolk and unfortunately for me he is a Norwich fan that I gave stick to last season after doing the double over them (that came back to bite me in the end), anyway he'd heard yesterday that we are preparing an offer for Cameron Jerome and that Norwich have said we can buy Hooper but not take him on loan till January which had been our initial enquiry.
A decision on Jerome depends on them landing two of their striking targets so we might have a lengthy wait for developments there.

01 Jul 2015 18:13:07
Would be two good signings, Boro In Derbyshire, we'll see how it pans out

29 Jun 2015 06:43:30
Middlesbrough are set to sign Stewart Downing on a 3 year deal after the former Liverpool man turned down several premier league teams in order to sign for his hometown club.
Negotiations are still ongoing regarding a package deal with West Ham which would see a 7m pound fee paid in two installments.
Downing is keen on the deal and has let West Ham know that Middlesbrough is the only place ge wants to leave for.
The player is so keen on the deal that he is prepared to take a wage cut.
Steve Gibson has been a big factor in the deal and has pledged to back AK as far as the money stretches.

29 Jun 2015 12:20:06
seems doubtful but if it happens i will be over the moon

29 Jun 2015 13:19:55
Sorry, but just no. No player with any level of ambition is going to turn down several Premier League clubs to play in the Championship for significantly less money. And where on Earth is the £7m meant to come from? At best that would be pretty much the entire budget for 2 seasons (barring promotion) on 1 player.

29 Jun 2015 13:24:14
7mill wasted he's 31 now would love downing but seven million is a lot could buyua a striker to take us up.

29 Jun 2015 14:46:21
Merson dropped down years ago, it depends on the player and if he is just money motivated there maybe things in his contract where he gets a bonus of x if we go up

29 Jun 2015 16:06:28
Surely this can't actually happen.
Do we really want to spend so much money on a non goalscoring midfielder. I like downing and if we had gone up then Yeh but not if it means our entire budget is spent on Stewie.

29 Jun 2015 16:28:22
West ham are not playing ball over the proposal from middlesbrough. Massive stumbling block being West Ham want to recoup as much as they can as they intend to spend £40m.

29 Jun 2015 17:23:10
Downing signs, adomah, Tomlin, kike on way out.

29 Jun 2015 17:51:33
I would love to see Downing back at the club, but don't think 7mil should be spent! we should try and offer Tomlin for him as Tomlin was very inconsistent last season but proved his worth on the majority of occasions.

29 Jun 2015 18:01:01
Do you all think Steve Gibson (a business man) would blow all our transfer kitty on 1 player with out other irons in the fire??. I think not!! Calm down and Trust the man I charge .He's not daft.

29 Jun 2015 22:00:05
Is there only middlesboro fans who visit this site? If we believe everything you lot say then u must have signed 37 players already!!

29 Jun 2015 22:12:52
I've never heard such tosh in all my life Downing in who is a has been and Adomah, Tomlin and Kike out if this was true which I very much doubt why on earth would we get rid of two of a better players and a striker who's going to be on fire this season. In Karanka we trust UTB.

30 Jun 2015 08:09:22
7 mill for a play out of his prime seems a bit far feached but would love to see the lad back at the club. Don't see why people want rid of of Tomlin so much I highly rate him as a play as he can always produce a moment of magic that can win games, plus aitors not going to sell one of his starting 11 surly. Rather spend the money on a striker and centerback.

30 Jun 2015 10:20:32
Because the attack works so well why would we want to change for better quality.

30 Jun 2015 10:31:00
Only way kike's going to be on fire is if he covers himself in petrol and lights a match. Even then he'd probably miss. And as for calling downing a has been and comparing him to two of the most inconsistent players on the planet is just embarrassing. Bit like your grammar lol

30 Jun 2015 10:59:02
I've also heard they've had a bid accepted for Sergio Ramos have Boro, Oh and they have secured loan deals for Suarez and Messi.

In my dreams Leeds United sign 7m pound players every week aswell, It's not a mental illness don't worry. Just a misjudged attempt at making Championship football enjoyable lol

28 Jun 2015 08:05:23
Boro have enquired about the availability of taking James Wilson on loan from Man Utd. They are hoping he will have a similar impact as Patrick Bamford did last season.

Ute are not willing to commit at this stage until they have sorted their own transfers and are keen for Wilson to go on the pre-season tour. If this deal is to go ahead then it won't be until towards the end of the transfer window.

Kalas will join Boro on a seasons long loan, however Nathan Ake won't be coming to Middlesbrough. He is expected to join Monaco on loan.

28 Jun 2015 15:20:16
The Kalas thing is true, and true, Ake is doubtful. Not so sure about the whole Wilson shpiel. I can check with a friend of mine if its true United want to loan him out.

28 Jun 2015 16:29:09
Why would Chelsea agree to monaco's demands, other than sky sports saying it which aren't exactly the most accurate I haven't seen it anywhere.

29 Jun 2015 09:14:03
Not buying it I won't believe a word said on here till I see it in a big yellow bubble on sky sports especially the likes of downing in all honesty do you want him because he's a good player or do you want him because he's a boro lad because I don't think he will improve us.
Rhodes like I couldn't care a less if we didn't get him because he won't be in our squad for long he's the type that moves a lot and ake Monaco or boro Monaco koalas will come back I could actually see it being perminant but the rest nah not believing a word till its done and in all honesty I don't care who we sign as long as ak trusts then I'll back him

29 Jun 2015 09:20:08
There is a deal in place between Monaco and chelsea that falcao goes one way on loan and they can Loan upto 3 of chelsea players. It's more likely to be rising stars than 1st teamers, however no names have been agreed as yet. Monaco were interested in this new Brazilian kenedy before chelsea signed him, so his name is obviously in the hat. As for Ake, this deal was agreed months ago, but the clubs decision makers think he needs testing more than the championship. AK hoping for a favour on this one

29 Jun 2015 09:29:42
Jimmy, 2 days ago you said Ake was a definitely to join boro??????

29 Jun 2015 13:29:21
Jimmy just knows it all ake won't becoming to bor I think he's been turned into a left back so y do we need him

29 Jun 2015 15:34:37
I never said he was definite. I said i expected. There have bee developments in the situaton. Very easily confused are you?

29 Jun 2015 18:53:08
Go on Jimmy.
You've not hammered anyone in a while. Haha

29 Jun 2015 19:34:50
Jimmy, you have no contacts at man utd, we all no that. Why do you try to constantly big yourself up? Just enjoy the rumours and stop trying to act like Mr Big. Downing is a done deal incidentally

29 Jun 2015 22:44:12
I apologise if i came across brutally there. Naiveity can become annoying though. And when didi claim to have contacts at Man U? Nor have i ever tried to big myself up. I sa it how i say and i am annoyed by delusion/lies and ill not apologise for it.

30 Jun 2015 08:02:16
let's be fair here, anyone that has either played the game at professional level or has friends that have, will have some people in the know, it doesn't mean it's always right, as fans we hear about 10% of what work actually goes on behind the scenes.
The rumours keep us hoping for something or someone to shout about next season.

30 Jun 2015 12:23:11
Jimmy, you said Ake WILL be joining boro. No word of expected. Re read your posts. Biggest blagger on here.

30 Jun 2015 19:36:14
Boro In Derbyshire, you are quite correct and as few of you people contradicting me and sieveing through my last 1000 posts to find somewhere i have not worded someting as i inteded actually know who i am (mysterious, eh?) or who i know (and i'm not claiming to be in regular contact with Ronaldinho Pele and Rooney) i'd advise to respect what i say. Agent LM, I like to think that if i am ever incorrect, and it happens to all of us, i am apologetic, so if i did post Ake would certainly join, i apologise.
Completely seperate rant now. As for those of you who post rubbish about Downing and Rhodes, those who believe you couldn't find there way to the Riverside if i sat them on the A66 with an A to Z and those who dont, well, we are the ones who were there for Millwall at home on a rainy Tuesday night, we travelled to the Bloomfield Road sandpit on a freezing week night in February. As we said to the clueless pitch invaders: where were you delusional morons when we were not so good? (I know the eds don't like swearing on here, so I've censored that.

01 Jul 2015 08:22:34
You now just sound like my grandad

01 Jul 2015 14:49:48
Sorry but you did say that ake Was coming on loan till Xmas and I pulled you up about how you knew.

27 Jun 2015 13:50:19
Reading have been linked with Gael Bigirimana on loan from Newcastle, and Emmanuel Ledesma from Middlesbrough.

On the outs, Colchester, Oldham, Port Vale, and Stevenage have all made loan offers for Dominic Samuel, but MK Dons look to be leading the race for him, and Liverpool are preparing a £4M bid for Aaron Kuhl.

27 Jun 2015 18:37:05
Ledesma has been released (joy of joys) so he would be a free agent, no fee required.

29 Jun 2015 09:15:59
Ledesma will light up the league he will eventually be at a better team than us like juke and emnes weren't the best but had potential and manny did as well wasn't given a good enough chance wildschut will be the same because ak likes reach more

29 Jun 2015 13:31:13
Are you joking pal ladesma say no more

27 Jun 2015 12:13:48
Man Utd have offered Nick Powell to several championship clubs, including middlesbrough. The back room staff aren't happy with his progress and now seems likely to be offloaded.

27 Jun 2015 18:36:34
Wouldnt rule it out. Although Nigel's brother tells me it was his bad attitude that got him an early train back from the KP last season.

27 Jun 2015 18:48:08
Is he actually any good? Never heard much about him since he left Crewe

02 Jul 2015 14:50:48
Powell would be a good signing can play cm amc or st, he's a big lad and decent technical ability I thought he looked good when he was at Wigan would be a good addition to the squad if the price was right.

25 Jun 2015 14:46:01
From a very reliable source from within the Bulkhaul/Middlesbrough regime:

Downing & Rhodes are top of shopping list but Mr Karanka has been told one or two of the Crown Jewels may have to be moved on to finance such deals. Karanka wants to keep his water tight defense together so expect someone like Tomlin or Adomah to make way. We may try to use one in a possible deal with West Ham!

We are also looking at the possibility of bringing in a 'Target Man' so we have the ability to change in game tactics. My source tells me this may come from the Spanish market.

Kalas, Ake deals are done for season long loans, we also want Loftus-Cheek (whatever his name is!) but Mourinho is undecided at moment, if we cannot have him Bamford may be offered!!! I've been told to 'watch this develop!!!'.

Boro are still trying to broker a deal with Genk for Vossen, at the moment Genk are playing hard ball on the price agreed last year, Boro are looking for a £500k reduction in this or another season long loan deal (Genk are against this).

Boro have spent a lot of time in Portugal scouting, apparently we have identified two possible play making midfielders who would fit the bill as Tomlin type if he should be moved on! this is another interesting one to watch i think!

We also have other avenues we are looking down, may involve further loans from Premiership teams.

If i hear any more i'll be sure to post on here!


25 Jun 2015 20:29:34
Very interesting I'd love to see Rhodes here he could be the difference between going up or not downing if like but if it come down to it if sooner have rhodes

25 Jun 2015 23:27:14
I really hope this is true. Not 100% about rhodes but i think tomlin to fund downing could be very good business

26 Jun 2015 06:42:55
You all do realise that if big Albert goes we basically have nothing in attack the final stages of the season the only attack we did was get the ball to him he goes past players gets it in the box so if we lose Albert I'm thinking more delegation mid table rather than play offs

26 Jun 2015 08:26:36
Both sound possible tomlin to inconsistent downing proven and that's what we need to go up and downing plays with his Hart on his sleeve in AK we must trust

26 Jun 2015 11:31:55
Albert loves the boro and will not be used simple

26 Jun 2015 12:54:23
I disagree with smogfather, Albert only turned up for the last 10 or so games , he went missing far to often earlier in the season , and any big more than 4 mil I would welcome , we have muzzy, yanick and reach , and with a 4 mil sale for adomah I would go straight in for Antonio

26 Jun 2015 13:54:14
Boro 86, Downing is a good player but he doesn't play with his heart on his sleeve. I can't count the amount of times I've seen him bottle a challenge.
He's a good player but not worth our entire budget. Fact.

26 Jun 2015 15:19:36
Rhodes and Downing are not joining Middlesbrough Football Club. This is a fact, i'm sorry if you don't like it/cant deal with it. The rest however sounds believable

26 Jun 2015 21:05:47
Downing is top quality, less than a year ago he played his way on merit into England squad sadly if the lad has any intention playing in next years European champs he can't come to boro.I can't see him coming but he nearly came when at Liverpool and we are interested so maybe. Would be a bit like when merson signed, added that touch of quality, we need it when we go a goal down.

27 Jun 2015 07:03:19
Downing is a quality player but is he really worth breaking the bank over? yes he would probably be the best player in the squad but is it just me who doesn't think we really need him. Focus on main targets e.g. right back and strikers, also pritchard would be a marvellous signing

27 Jun 2015 12:19:03
I agree joeninho, Pritchard should be a high target I think kallas seems likely to be rb and that will be good. But I think although we need one striker to replace Bamford it's goals from other areas we need to improve on as I think leadbitter pens paper over the problem, very little goal threat beyond whichever front two play.

27 Jun 2015 12:46:07
I agree, plus i think we need a keeper. I would like to see Kalas, Ake, Solanke (all Chelsea loan), Pritchard(loan), Gray and Hooper(loan). and that keeper from Southend.

27 Jun 2015 18:35:15
Kalas and Ake will join Boro. Solanke is unlikely to join them. Wont get Pritchard because he's going to be in and around the Spurs bench next season. Gray isn't joining Boro. Hooper also extremely unlikely as good a signing as he would be

27 Jun 2015 19:37:49
Greatescape that's too many loans for me there, quality players that I would like to come but need more permanents who will be here for more than one season and can build the team around

28 Jun 2015 08:31:31
Pritchard should be one of our main priorities because he is a creative midfielder he could be a back up to Tomlin when he's not performing also he's great on the wings especially the left because we've all seen reach isn't always fantastic. Hopefully we can finally get that dream striker who isn't afraid to shoot but if not perhaps muzzy and adomah will find their shooting boots

29 Jun 2015 09:19:54
Stick some of the fringe players in training early with striker coach and just try them up top in friendly a see how it pans out you never know till you try worked for Walcott

24 Jun 2015 16:28:08
Adomah to QPR in order to fund Downing, sorry jimmy. If it is left to George he will be a Boro player next year but it is not in his own hands.

24 Jun 2015 19:39:46
Why would we want to do that, rather have Adomah than Downing, don't get me worth Downings a quality player but past his prime and we don't really need another midfielder as we have plenty of options! Forshaw was a waste of money

24 Jun 2015 20:12:18
Sidgybean99, I agree with the major part of your statement but give forshaw a chance pal, he is apparently very well thought of by all of the players (very highly rated by them) and in glimpses looked the part last season, he was very unlucky to be competing with two of the best midfielders in the division in Leadbitter and Clayts.
A friend whom is part of the fa academy training/assessor's department was in touch when we signed Forshaw, his opinion is one that people listen to and he said we have a snip in forshaw, he has it all, good touch, score a goal, see a pass and tough in the tackle. Give him at least till Xmas to prove me right.

24 Jun 2015 21:18:28
If this happens I will eat my hat. Ill go into the town and buy one and eat it in binns window like Bernie bared his bum and yous can all watch

{Ed003's Note - Errr... nah thanks :) }

25 Jun 2015 07:22:44
Dont worry ed ill no be getting my arse out

{Ed001's Note - Ed003 is more worried about the hat mate. He has a hat fetish, he collects them as he likes to wear one to cover up his bald patch. The thought of someone eating one upsets him.}

25 Jun 2015 09:22:13
Is this the same Sidgybean99 who thought we should've kept Curtis Main last summer. You certainly have got a good eye for a player ( NOT)

25 Jun 2015 19:26:12
First off I don't think downings coming but to say youd rather have adomah is just wrong. Downing will score more goals, create more and be more direct and exciting than adomah. don't get me wrong. I like adomah but he's also incredibly frustrating and, more times than not, fails to provide that telling final ball.

25 Jun 2015 19:26:55
If you're right there Attack, that's an impressive memory i can't remember what i saw on here yesterday and you can remember a year back.

25 Jun 2015 20:47:20
Might aswell have kept him rather than letting him go for free
Hope we don't spend a fortune on Downing we don't need more midfielders, can't let Adomah go, but what's happened to this Tomlin bid?
Pritchard would be a good loan deal though and we need 2 good strikers, Gestede/Murphy eg

26 Jun 2015 09:04:09
Remember QPR is Adomahs home town club and regardless of what we want if a player wants to move he holds great power in his future.

23 Jun 2015 19:34:27
In the coming weeks, Middlesbrough will complete the loan deals of Tomas Kalas and Nathan Ake for the remainder of the season. Academy hopeful Bryn Morris is excepted to be pushed through first team ranks meaning Karanka won't need look for recruitments for CM role.

Aitor Karanka will also be hopeful of signing Athletic Bilbao striker Aritz Aduriz for a reported fee of £4m inclduing promotion addons and clauses, however Bilbao's president Josu Uruttia is stalling on the move due to a suitable replacment not being found.

Further speculation and rumours of Jordan Rhodes and Stewart Downing transfers indeed are true however wages are a stumbling block for both as well as the fee and bonuses included. At this moment in time, Bausor and Karanka are making a decision on wether to let a key player to go in order to fund one of the big transfers however loan deals from european clubs abroad are the most viable at the moment.

23 Jun 2015 23:03:52
Aritz Aduriz is 34. Won't be spending 4million on a 34 year old.

24 Jun 2015 07:19:02
The first paragraph is true, anyone with their head screwed on properly (and I know there are a few of us on this site) however, know that the Rhodes/Downing this is over-ambitious rubbish. I don't need to point out that 4 million for a 34 year old is ridiculous money,

24 Jun 2015 10:41:54
Downing on route within the next 48hr so Iam told West Ham turned down a five million offer from Sunderland so could be a player cash deal not good hopefully its not gorge it just what iam told before people get on my back

24 Jun 2015 10:43:56
Don't think he's played for a while don't quote me could be rong but 4mill he's 34 are you on something

24 Jun 2015 11:55:40
Can't see it being friend n cash 4 Downing if anything possibly Adomah as they have creswell

24 Jun 2015 12:28:51
Ohjimmyjimmy I swear you must be the most accurate football out there

24 Jun 2015 14:34:33
West Ham are interested in Lee Tomlin and Ben Gibson.
I don't Want to see either of them leave and certainly not to see Stewie come back.
Ive heard today that Spurs, Liverpool and Chelsea are all looking at Big Ben Gibson, I'm sure we could see a transfer bidding war if we were open to selling him, Chelsea have a great relationship with Middlesbrough so we could see a deal done with them meaning he stays with us on loan for the season anyway plus the cash for the sale.

24 Jun 2015 15:42:23
Thank you I think. Although it doesn't take much to work out the sense from the nonsense

24 Jun 2015 20:35:19

25 Jun 2015 07:22:09
I don't know why. i'm one of the few people ln this site who isn't postng constant rbbish about how were signing, Downing, Rhodes, Ronaldo, Messi, my uncle Fred and Keith Harris

23 Jun 2015 12:01:31
Heard a rumour that Middlesborough defender George Friend could be moving to Aston Villa at the start of the transfer window.

23 Jun 2015 19:11:31
This won't happen

23 Jun 2015 23:17:03
I'm not sure they would pay what we would want for him. They only seem to buy cheap 2-3Mil players and frees last few years.

23 Jun 2015 10:43:30
Ipswich towns daryll murphy is linked with a move to Middlesbrough for £1.3million for the 32 year old striker

23 Jun 2015 13:30:39
With premier league teams interested Norwich, WBA and others mentioned, a price tag of £4m, the player publicly saying he doesn't want to move, why would this be believable?

23 Jun 2015 14:32:44
No mention of west brom, Norwich or any other premier leauge clubs and 4mill for a 32 year old player I think you are telling lies

23 Jun 2015 19:11:20
According to the source I've seen we've had a bid of 2.5 rejected, and they want 3 not 4 million and Norwich have distanced themselves. WBA also doubtful. I have seen this in some publications but I certainly don't believe it.

24 Jun 2015 05:47:50
West Brom looking at Ipswich Town's Daryl Murphy?


24 Jun 2015 21:30:58
If Boro sign half the players suggested, they will have a squad of 100.

25 Jun 2015 22:27:15
Ipswich are on brink of bringing in pitman as replacement for Murphy who will be leaving for boro

23 Jun 2015 10:35:29
Just spotted Stewart Downing walking around Rockliffe (Middlesbrough training ground) with Aitor Karanka.

23 Jun 2015 16:20:46
Friend is staying put belive

23 Jun 2015 16:43:17
He's in Ibiza.

23 Jun 2015 19:09:55
He may have been linked with Boro by some know-nowt journalists down south but he certainly isn't at Rockliffe or anything of that sort, he won't be coming back to Boro, and i'm sorry if people don't like that but its true so get used to it

23 Jun 2015 20:54:20
Downing not coming he's hoping Steve mclaren signs him for Newcastle. Boro can't afford his £70k wages also wouldn't spend 5mil of a little kitty before getting 2 strikers and a RB (or 2) as damia being done for match fixing also he's already had talks with Sunderland and doesn't seem to fancy it so hmmmmm where else in the north east who can afford him? Hmm NEWCASTLE!! That's my breakdown anyway UTB

23 Jun 2015 21:02:47
Couldn't agree more Jimmy.
Not just a case of isn't coming but a case of do we need another midfielder. Stewie was brilliant for us previously but we don't need a player like him to get us up, we need a striker. If we have 5m to spend on one player and 80k per week on wages available , that would get us an incredible striker to get us up this time around.

24 Jun 2015 07:15:34
Youre both exactly right lads, let's just hope everyone else can see the light of day rather than being blinded by ambition and refrain from posting anymore nonsense about Stewie Downing coming back, because he isnt

22 Jun 2015 18:27:52
Middlesbrough will look to Spurs again for a right back this season but instead of ryan Fredericks, Karanka has requested to have the American international deandre Yedlin instead.

22 Jun 2015 23:20:14
Middlesbrough will bid £3million to sign Andre Gray from Brentford as a replacement for Patrick Bamford. Brentford are looking for £4million however they may be willing to accept for less due to QPR dropping their interest in the former Luton town striker.

22 Jun 2015 23:25:00
Wouldnt rule it out entirely but I think Kalas will be first choice siging for rb position and I don't think we'd want to pay premier league wages for back-up

23 Jun 2015 06:06:03
Oliva torres to boro on loan kalas will be our right back people read into stuff to much

23 Jun 2015 11:12:42
Kalas will be no1 with fit again Damia as backup,

22 Jun 2015 17:12:09
Leicester City have made a £6 million bid for Middlesbrough striker Lee Tomlin.

22 Jun 2015 17:16:39

22 Jun 2015 20:02:39
There is strong gossip that both Newcastle and Liverpool are trying to sign Ben Gibson from Middlesbrough.

Boro are willing to let the talented centre back leave to help fund buying Downing and Rhodes.

Oh and don't shoot the messenger!! This is a rumours site after all.

22 Jun 2015 20:04:50
lolol, sell sell SELL!!

Personally I am a bit annoyed that we waited so long with Vossen that it seems more likely he will go elsewhere. That move should have been completed in the days straight after the play off final.

22 Jun 2015 20:10:01

22 Jun 2015 20:10:04
Tomlin six million let him go to inconsistent however don't believe it at all

22 Jun 2015 22:25:46
Where's jimmy

22 Jun 2015 23:11:07
Sell Tomlin for 6 and replace with Downing for less, here's hoping. Hope Gibson stays though unless crazy money offered.

22 Jun 2015 23:25:21
Id take 6 mil for Tomlin

23 Jun 2015 09:32:47
He's the only player we have had in years that can do summat out of nothing, the guy sees things before others do.
If Leicester want him, get them to up the offer to an amount we need to bring Rhodes in then Yeh, sell.

23 Jun 2015 23:22:26
I would probs sell him for 6Mil but considering he's our only creative player would we be able to get a replacement as good as him for less and make it worthwhile? I'm not sure. Unless we went 4-4-2 and changed how we play.

23 Jun 2015 23:31:48
Sack Rhodes off I would rather have Gestede he's outperformed him completely since he's been at Blackburn he has more to his game n all. Rhodes isn't a good player just a poacher if we play 451 I think he'll struggle like hell to make an impact.

25 Jun 2015 06:22:27
I would drive tomlin there myself for £6m. Kike would be next to go after that for me if we can get our money back for him. I would sacrifice these to before George or Uncle Albert.

If it meant a front 2 of Rhodes and Murphy next year I would potentially sell Gibson if the £12-£15m rumoured bid does come in.

Kalas was a done deal before end of season, but heard that we have made approaches to loan Loftus-Cheek, Ake and Bertrand Traore.

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