Championship rumours: £18m Boro deal near | Leeds want £5.5m striker | Updates on Derby, Nottingham Forest

With just a fortnight of the transfer window remaining, Middlesbrough and their Championship rivals continue to be the subject of plenty of speculation.

Thursday, 26th July 2018, 9:09 am
Updated Thursday, 26th July 2018, 9:12 am
Patrick Bamford could be set to leave Middlesbrough

And reports today suggest that two players could be on their way out of the Riverside Stadium ahead of the deadline - reducing Tony Pulis' attacking options.

MORE: Three Bundesliga sides battling for Boro targetElsewhere, there are a host of other rumours from around the second tier as the deadline grows ever closer.

Patrick Bamford could be set to leave Middlesbrough

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Here's the rumours doing the rounds today:

Middlesbrough could be set to lose winger Adama Traore, with Wolves having reportedly triggered his £18m release clause. The Premier League side are said to be 'closing in' on the capture of the Spaniard, with a deal expected to be completed imminently (Sun)

READ: Young Middlesbrough side rocked by Rochdale comebackMeanwhile, Leeds United are keen on a move for Boro striker Patrick Bamford. The frontman, who joined the club for £5.5m in 2017, is said to be interesting the Whites after they missed out on Matej Vydra (Yorkshire Evening Post)

Marco Bielsa's side are also said to be closing in on a deal for full-back Barry Douglas of Wolves (Yorkshire Post)

Midfielder Ryan Yates could remain at Nottingham Forest, despite loan interest from League One, having impressed in pre-season (Nottingham Post)

RUMOURS: Middlesbrough want £15m Liverpool youngsterIpswich striker Martyn Waghorn continues to be linked with Derby - and could earn former club Rangers up to £800,000 if he seals a move away (Daily Record)

Striker Tom Bradshaw remains on the radar of Hull City - but they have cooled their interest in Manchester City youngster Brandon Barker (Yorkshire Post)

Derby have seen a bid for Peterborough striker Jack Marriott accepted, with the fee believed to be around £5m (Peterborough Today)

Billy Sharp could be set for a loan switch away from Sheffield United, with Sunderland and Bradford interested. No deal will be completed until the Blades land a striker themselves, however (Yorkshire Post)