Championship rumours: Boro boost in £6m deal | Leeds launch €1.5m midfielder bid | Updates on Nottingham Forest, Aston Villa

Middlesbrough and their Championship rivals are still searching for recruits as the new season nears.

Saturday, 28th July 2018, 8:33 am
Updated Saturday, 28th July 2018, 8:42 am
Boro could have been handed a boost in the chase for Joe Bryan (left)
Boro could have been handed a boost in the chase for Joe Bryan (left)

And reports today suggest that Boro could have been handed a boost in their reported pursuit of a £6m target.

MORE: Tony Pulis reveals Adama Traore clause - and the chances of keeping the wingerElsewhere, there are updates on a host of other clubs from around the second tier as teams frantically try to get deals done before the deadline.

Boro could have been handed a boost in the chase for Joe Bryan (left)

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Here's the rumours doing the rounds today:

Middlesbrough could have received a boost in their pursuit of Bristol City full-back Joe Bryan after Newcastle United withdrew from the race. The Premier League side are said to have been 'priced out' of a deal, which could see Boro move into pole position in the chase for the in-demand defender. However, a trio of Bundesliga sides and Leeds United have also been credited with an interest (Bristol Post)

READ: Leicester City eye £12m move for Middlesbrough defenderDefender Liam Moore, a target for Premier League side Brighton, has reportedly handed in a transfer request at Reading (Sky Sports)

Leeds United have seen a bid of around €1.5m (or £1.2m) for midfielder Taras Romanchuk rejected (Mail)

West Ham could be set to battle Burnley for the signing of Swansea City defender Alfie Mawson - with the Swans holding out for a fee of around £20m (Sky Sports)

MORE: Middlesbrough set to battle it out for experienced goalkeeperWest Brom look set to win the race for Scunthorpe United defender Conor Townsend after personal terms and a fee were agreed, with the Baggies beating Ipswich and Hull to his signature (Express & Star)

Aitor Karanka is hopeful of landing a new full-back for Nottingham Forest, with West Ham defender Sam Byram his primary target (Nottingham Post)

Aston Villa are set to sign Portuguese goalkeeper Andre Moreira on a season-long loan from Atletico Madrid (Express & Star)

Brighton have agreed a fee with Millwall for Czech international winger Jiri Skalak, who will join the Lions if he can agree personal terms (Argus)