Championship rumours: Boro want £2.5m attacker | Leeds striker deal OFF | Updates on Aston Villa, Nottingham Forest

Only three days remain before the start of the Championship season, and teams are still searching for last minute additions before the big kick-off.

Tuesday, 31st July 2018, 8:51 am
Updated Tuesday, 31st July 2018, 9:23 am
Canos (right) has been linked with Middlesbrough

And reports today suggest that Middlesbrough are eyeing a tricky attacker from one of their league rivals as Tony Pulis looks for a few more fresh faces.

Canos (right) has been linked with 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 are interested in a deal for Brentford winger Sergi Canos. The Spaniard, who joined the Bees from Norwich for £2.5m, is thought to be interested Pulis after an impressive campaign which saw him net three times amid some dazzling displays. Brentford, however, are thought to be keen to keep hold of the attacker who has also represented Barcelone and Liverpool (Teamtalk)

However, Pulis looks set to lose striker Patrick Bamford who is set to seal a £7m switch to Leeds Untied later today (Yorkshire Evening Post)

Leeds have been dealt a blow, however, with their revived £11m move for Matej Vydra now once again OFF after personal terms could not be agreed (Sky Sports)

Striker Jordan Hugill and attacking midfielder Nick Powell are both interesting Aston Villa (Sun)

Nottingham Forest boss Aitor Karanka is keen to add one new face to his squad before the new campaign (Nottingham Post)

Luke Freeman is in demand, with Sheffield United having 'made a move' for the QPR attacker - Middlesbrough and West Brom are also keen (HITC)

West Brom have opened talks over a deal for Yeovil Town defender Tom James, who was also linked with Hull and Swansea (Sky Sports)

Striker Sam Baldock is set to sign for Reading after a deal was agreed with Brighton (Argus)