Championship transfer latest: Middlesbrough battle for loan | Leeds 'want' World Cup star | Nottingham Forest, Aston Villa updates
Middlesbrough and their Championship rivals continue to seek out loan deals - with plenty of rumours doing the rounds.
And reports today suggest that Middlesbrough could face some competition in their quest to secure a loan deal - with two other Championship sides thought to be keen.
READ: Andy Lonergan reveals why he left Leeds for MiddlesbroughElsewhere, there are a host of other updates from around the Championship as transfer activity hots up.
Here's the transfer latest from the second tier:
Middlesbrough could face a three-way battle to secure a loan deal for Everton midfielder Mo Besic. Championship rivals Leeds and Swansea City are also thought to be keen on a deal for the Bosnian, who looks to have no first team future at Goodison Park (Yorkshire Post)
MORE: Tony Pulis reveals his plans for Middlesbrough's youngstersBen Brereton could be set to leave Nottingham Forest after Blackburn launched an ambitious £6m bid for the young striker (Sun)
Leeds United are 'want' to seal a deal for Morteza Pouraliganj, who featured for Iran in the World Cup and is currently a free agent (Tasnim News Agency)
Former Aston Villa defender John Terry doesn't look set for a return to football imminently - despite being linked with Derby County - as he has agreed to become a pundit on Egyptian TV (Birmingham Mail)
READ: Here are the teams that Middlesbrough could face next in the Carabao CupBirmingham City midfielder Chiekh N’Doye is returning to his former club Angers after a year in the Championship (Various)
Striker Nick Blackman has swapped Derby for Spain, penning a loan deal with second tier side Sporting Gijon (Derbyshire Live)
Sheffield United remain keen on Villa striker Scott Hogan and Middlesbrough's Marvin Johnson (Yorkshire Post)