Championship rumours: Middlesbrough goalkeeper tipped for bright future | Leeds United midfielder tracked by host of Premier League clubs | Big transfer update on Aston Villa and Sheffield Wednesday

We're into October, which means the January transfer window is one month closer to opening.

Monday, 1st October 2018, 9:31 am
Updated Monday, 1st October 2018, 9:32 am
Middlesbrough manager Tony Pulis watch his side draw with Hull City on Saturday

Reports today see a Middlesbrough goalkeeper praised for his performance at the weekend. Could he force himself in Tony Pulis' plans?

Leeds United are sweating over the lost of a key midfielder, who is being linked with a move to the Premier League.

And Aston Villa dominate the headlines as they eye two potential new signings.

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Here's the latest Championship rumours:

Accrington Stanley manager John Coleman has called Connor Ripley a 'very, very good keeper'. The 25-year-old is currently on loan at the League One club and helped them secure a 1-0 win away at Walsall. (Lancashire Telegraph)

Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips is reportedly being tracked by a host of Premier League clubs, including Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Everton. (TeamTalk)

Aston Villa long-term target John Terry is again being linked with a move to Spartak Moscow after watching their clash with Rostov at the weekend. (Various)

Wolverhampton Wanderers are the latest team to be credited with an interest in Aberdeen defender Scott McKenna. Villa made a late move to snap McKenna up on deadline day in the summer, but Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes since confirmed it was too late in the window to part with him. (The Sun)

Meanwhile, it is thought Villa are not considering an approach for Brentford's Dean Smith should Steve Bruce be relieved of his managerial duties. (Birmingham Mail)

Sheffield Wednesday fans are in favour of a loan move for Liverpool outcast Lazar Markovic following a poll on Football Fan Cast. (Football Fan Cast)

Jay Rodriguez believes West Brom's flying start to the season is all down to Darren Moore because of the dressing room respect everyone has for him. The Baggies went top of the Championship after a 3-2 win at Preston North End on Saturday. (Daily Mail)

Reading manager Paul Clement has confirmed Vito Mannone is back in contention after missing the previous four games with a training ground injury. (Football.London)

Gary Rowett is tipping a top-six finish for Stoke City - but only if they can cut out their daft defensive mistakes.(Stoke On Trent Live)