Championship rumours: Player reveals why Middlesbrough move failed to materialise | Leeds handed double boost | Aston Villa dominate the headlines

Transfer speculation shows no signs of slowing down in the Championship with players continuing to be linked with moves to other clubs.

Friday, 7th September 2018, 8:14 am
Updated Friday, 7th September 2018, 8:21 am
Middlesbrough manager Tony Pulis

The latest follows as a summer Middlesbrough target explains why he choose not to sign for the club while Leeds United are handed an early September double boost.

Elsewhere, Aston Villa dominate the headlines with news on potentially two new players, plus their attempts to nail down their star players long term contracts.

Here's the latest rumours surrounding England's second tier:

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Tomas Kalas was linked with a move to Middlesbrough in the summer but instead signed for Bristol City. The defender pointed towards manager Lee Johnson as a key factor behind the move. (Bristol Live)

Leeds United pair Marcelo Bielsa and Kemar Roofe have been awarded the EFL Championship Manager of the Month and Player of the Month, respectively. (EFL)

Whites owner Andrea Radrizzani has hinted Oriol Rey, Alex Machuda, Adrian Balboa and Oliver Sarkic could be sold. All four are currently out on loan. (Yorkshire Evening Standard)

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Meanwhille, Villa remain hopeful of signing John Terry after the bookmakers' odds backing him to join Manchester United tumbled. (Various)

Steve Bruce is already exploring options to sign on loan Manchester United defender Axel Tuanzebe. (Birmingham Mail)

Bartosz Bereszynski, a Villa target last year, joined Sampdoria instead and has revealed his move to Italy “couldn't have gone any better". (Sport.PL)

Former Norwich City duo Wes Hoolahan and Russell Martin are on trial with West Brom. (Various)

Swansea City defender Barry McKay will return in time to face former club Nottingham Forest next week following a short spell on the sidelines. (Swansea City Official Website)