As Middlesbrough continue their pursuit of strikers over the summer months, Charlton Athletic striker Chuks Aneke has been linked with a possible move. 

The ex-Arsenal striker is yet to sign a new contract with the Addicks amid interest from several Championship sides and will become a free agent in the summer. 

Charlton announced their retained list for their squad and stated that Aneke had been offered a new contract by the club.

Reports suggest he's not rejected a contract at Charlton but could be listening to offers elsewhere. It's suggested that Boro would face competition from Queens Park Rangers, Coventry City, Bristol City and Reading to sign Aneke ahead of next season.

Boro are lacking in numbers in the transfer department with Britt Assombalonga, Ashley Fletcher and Tyrone O'Neill released by the club.

Aneke scored 16 goals in 41 appearances in all competitons last season as Charlton finished outside the League One play-offs on goal difference in seventh place.

The 27-year-old came through the ranks at the Gunners and had loan spells with Stevenage, Preston North End and Crewe Alexandra before sealing a permanent move to Belgian side Zulte Waregem.

After two years abroad, Aneke earned a move back to England with League One MK Dons in 2016 where he scored 30 league goals in 84 appearances.

Charlton Athletic came knocking on the door in 2019 as they were promoted to the Championship but only survived one season in the second tier.

Standing at six foot three inches tall, Aneke would represent the type of striker Boro manager Neil Warnock may be after having previously pursued Cardiff City pair Keiffer Moore and James Collins.

While there has been now word on an official approach, Warnock could be persuaded by a move for Aneke given his potential availability to several Championship sides.

Meanwhile, former Charlton striker Lyle Taylor may become available to Boro over the summer.

The Nottingham Forest striker struggled last season with just five goals in 42 appearances after a move from the Addicks.

With Taylor behind Lewis Grabban in the striking pecking order at Forest and Britt Assombalonga being linked with a possible move back to the club, the 31-year-old could become an available option for Boro who are in the market for a striker.