Championship rumours: Boro eye ex-Sunderland man | Leeds want £9m defender | Updates on Aston Villa, Nottingham Forest

With just a day remaining until the Championship actions kicks-off, teams are continuing to look for new additions.

Thursday, 2nd August 2018, 9:12 am
Updated Thursday, 2nd August 2018, 9:23 am
The midfielder is thought to be interesting Middlesbrough

And reports today suggest that Middlesbrough could be set to launch a move for a former Sunderland midfielder - although they will likely face some competition.

The midfielder is thought to be interesting Middlesbrough

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Elsewhere, there are updates on a host of other clubs from around the second tier as transfer activity hots up.

Here's the rumours doing the rounds today:

Middlesbrough have been linked with a move for midfielder Alfred N'Diaye, who spent last season on loan at Wolves. Now back at parent club Villarreal, the 28-year-old is keen on another switch with Boro and Cardiff both thought to be keen on the former Sunderland man (HITC)

Sporting Lisbon have slapped a £36m price tag on winger Daniel Podence, who was rumoured to be interested Nottingham Forest earlier this summer (BBC)

Leeds United have been linked with a swoop for Manchester City defender Jason Denayer. Celtic and Galatasaray are also thought to be keen, with the Turkish side rumoured to be preparing a £9m bid (Scotsman)

Aston Villa wideman Jack Grealish is thought to be interesting Chelsea, having also been linked with Spurs earlier this summer (Sun)

Paul Hurst is keen to raid his former club Shrewsbury for defender Toto Nsiala, but Ipswich will have to stump up £1m if they want to sign the centre back (Mail)

Wigan Athletic are keen on a loan deal for Everton youngster Antonee Robinson after the full-back impressed at Bolton last season (Liverpool Echo)

Recently-relegated Swansea City look set to sign Crystal Palace midfielder Jairo Riedewald - with Jordan Ayew going in the other direction (Guardian)