Championship rumours: Reaction as Middlesbrough go second | Leeds United eye Barcelona talent | Aston Villa target Premier League defender | Updates on Nottingham Forest, Sheffield Wednesday

We're nearly at the 10 game stage in the Championship and the rumour mill shows no sign of slowing down.

Thursday, 20th September 2018, 8:36 am
Updated Thursday, 20th September 2018, 8:42 am
Middlesbrough manager Tony Pulis

Today's reports sees Middlesbrough react from their 2-0 win against Bolton Wanderers last night, which propelled them into second in the table. League leaders Leeds United, who sit one point above Boro, could be about to bolster their ranks with some European talent from Spanish giants Barcelona.

Keep up to date with everything here. Here's the Championship rumour mill in full:

Middlesbrough manager Tony Pulis warned his players they will have to be more clinical if they want to keep up the pressure on Championship leaders Leeds United. Boro beat Bolton Wanderers 2-0 last night. (Yorkshire Post)

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Leeds United sent scouts to watch Barcelona’s Under-19s win 2-1 against PSV in the UEFA Youth League on Tuesday, (Scouts In Attendance - Twitter)

Aston Villa are keen on signing former defender and Chelsea man Gary Cahill at the end of the season when his contract expires. (BristolLive)

Villa target John Terry has admitted he's still undecided on what to do next. Speaking to Chelsea’s Fifth Stand, Terry said: "Still undecided what I'm doing next. My end game is to be a manager and that's what I'm working towards with the younger boys here." (BristolLive)

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Meanwhile, Ross McCormack has left Villa to join Australian side Central Coast Mariners on a season-long loan deal. (BBC)

Derby County manager Frank Lampard says his side must up their consistency levels if they want to be promotion contenders this season, (DerbyLive)

Lampard has also backed 19-year-old attacker Mason Mount, on loan at the Rams from Chelsea, to make the step up to the full England squad. (Mail)

West Brom manager Darren Moore has spoken about his decision to make Craig Dawson captain against Bristol City after Chris Brunt was left on the bench. "He’s always given whole-hearted committed performances," Moore said. (BirminghamLive)

Aston Villa have got rid of seven members of their scouting staff in the first major change since new owners Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens arrived. The new regime plan to put their own stamp on Villa's transfer dealings and several members of staff have been let go including Tommy Mooney, who had been acting as Villa's loans manager. (Daily Mail)

Sheffield Wednesday manager Jos Luhukay admitted the Owls got what they deserved in their 2-1 defeat against Nottingham Forest, It was their first defeat in seven for Wednesday versus Forest. (Yorkshire Post)

Swansea City are planning contract talks with Connor Roberts and Joe Rodon amid speculation of Premier League interest. (BBC)