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With only a couple of weeks of the transfer window remaining, Middlesbrough and their Championship rivals continue to be linked with a host of players.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 23 July, 2018, 09:37

And reports today have linked Middlesbrough with a move for a prolific striker - although they could face competition from a host of other Championship clubs for his signature.

Elsewhere, there are updates on a host of other teams from throughout the second tier as activity hots up.

Who is Tony Pulis targeting in the transfer market?

MORE: Ben Gibson reacts to Boro defeat at AccringtonHere's the rumours doing the rounds today:

Middlesbrough have been linked with a move for Maccabi Tel Aviv striker Vidar Orn Kjartansson. The Icelandic striker is reportedly available for £3.5m and has attracted plenty of interest having netted 42 goals over the last two seasons in Israel. Fellow Championships sides QPR and West Brom are also said to be keen (Mirror)

Spanish striker Samuel Saiz has reportedly been the subject of two bids - both of which have been turned down by Leeds. Reports from Spain suggest that a €7m bid from Getafe and a €10m bid from Valencia were both rejected, leaving the deal dead (Sport Huesca)

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TRANSFERS: Wolves keen on Middlesbrough man reportedly watched by Chelsea and NewcastleIpswich Town have reportedly slapped a £10m price tag on striker Martyn Waghorn - who is attracting interest from Nottingham Forest and Sheffield United among others (Mirror)

Steve Bruce has labelled high-earners Ross McCormack and Micah Richards as a 'drain' on Aston Villa's finances (Birmingham Mail)

Millwall are set to move on to new defensive targets having launched an 'unsuccessful' bid for one of their top targets (South London Press)

Crystal Palace and Fulham look set to rivals Spurs for the signing of Villa winger Jack Grealish (Mirror)

RUMOURS: Boro eye a 'reduced fee' dealBolton Wanderers are set to step up their interest in Bradford striker Charlie Wyke - who is already the subject of a reported £1m bid from Sunderland (Sunderland Echo)

Striker Andre Ayew could be set to leave Swansea City and join Fenerbahce on loan (Turkcell Bip Spor)