Championship transfer rumours: Middlesbrough eye ex-England star | Leeds want £5m double deal | Aston Villa, Nottingham Forest latest

Middlesbrough and their Championship rivals continue to try and finalise deals with only hours of the transfer window remaining.

Wednesday, 8th August 2018, 9:04 am
Updated Wednesday, 8th August 2018, 9:08 am
The ex-England star has been linked with Middlesbrough

And reports today suggest that Middlesbrough are keen on a deal for a former England international, while Leeds could be closing in on a £5m double swoop.

READ: Tony Pulis provides a key transfer update ahead of deadline dayElsewhere, there are plenty of updates from around the Championship as transfer activity hots up.

The ex-England star has been linked with Middlesbrough

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Here's the rumours doing the rounds today:

Middlesbrough are eyeing a move for ex-England international Tom Huddlestone. The former Tottenham man, currently at Derby, is thought to be interesting Boro and Cardiff ahead of the deadline - although the Rams are reluctant to sell (Sun)

MORE: Middlesbrough lining-up a shock move for £26m wingerSporting Braga's midfielder Nikola Vukcevic is a target for Nottingham Forest as Aitor Karanka hunts for late additions (Record)

Leeds United are closing in on a £5m double deal - with a £4m swoop for Everton's Mohamed Besic reportedly set to accompany a £1m deal for Millwall's George Saville (Various)

Oliver Norwood is also reportedly on Leeds' radar, and could complete a switch to Elland Road from Brighton (Leeds Live)

RUMOURS: Middlesbrough want TWO strikers as Leeds eye a cut-price swoopBlackburn Rovers have offered just shy of £1m to Columbus Crew as they try and sign midfielder Wil Trapp (The Athletic)

Midfielder John McGinn has held 'positive talks' with Aston Villa ahead of a potential switch from Hibernian (Birmingham Mail)

Bolton Wanderers want to make 'several' new additions before the window closes - with a move for Ipswich's Joe Garner top of their list (Bolton News)