Championship transfers: Middlesbrough keen on international striker | Leeds eyeing Premier League youngster | Aston Villa, Stoke in news

Middlesbrough are one of several sides interested in an experienced international striker, according to reports.

Thursday, 7th June 2018, 10:27 am
Updated Tuesday, 19th June 2018, 5:08 pm
Could this experienced striker be set for a move to Middlesbrough?

Tony Pulis is keen to strengthen his side this season and could be set to move for a striker currently plying his trade in the top flight.

Elsewhere, Leeds are battling it out with Rangers for a young winger while Aston Villa are battling to keep hold of their prized assets.

Here's the Championship news hitting the headlines today:

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Middlesbrough are reportedly interested in Burnley striker Jonathan Walters. The Republic of Ireland international is surplus to requirements at Burnley and is keen to seal a move away from Turf Moor, according to reports from Ireland. Middlesbrough and a host of other Championship clubs are rumoured to be keen to seal his signature (The Sun)

Preston North End are closing in on a deal to sign Republic of Ireland international Graham Burke (Lancashire Evening Post)

Peterborough chairman Barry Fry has confirmed that a number of Championship clubs - including Bristol City - have made bids for star striker Jack Marriott, but none of them have met his valuation (Bristol Live)

Recently-relegated Stoke City are keen on a deal to bring Andre Gray to the club (Stoke on Trent Live)

But Stoke could lose winger Xherdan Shaqiri who is interesting Liverpool, with the Reds willing to spring the £12m release clause in his contract (Star)

Left-back Greg Cunningham is interesting Cardiff City once again after Neil Warnock tried to sign the Preston full-back last summer (BBC)

Liverpool winger Ryan Kent is interesting Leeds United and Steven Gerrard's Rangers. The 21-year-old is keen to gain further experience after a spell at Bristol City brought just six starts last season, and is attracting plenty of interest (Goal)

Newcastle United, and a host of other Premier League clubs, have been linked with a move for Aston Villa winger Jack Grealish (Birmingham Mail)

Villa could also face a fight to hold on to Keinan Davis and Andre Green, with Southampton circling around the young duo (Mail)


Former Ipswich goalkeeper Michael Crowe has sealed a switch to Preston North End after his release from Portman Road.

Reading have sealed the signing of former Sunderland and Manchester United defender John O'Shea.