Championship transfers: Middlesbrough want £5m man | Leeds target defender | Updates on Nottingham Forest, Aston Villa

Middlesbrough and their Championship rivals continue to be linked with a host of players as the new season nears.

Wednesday, 20th June 2018, 9:25 am
Updated Wednesday, 20th June 2018, 9:31 am
Are Boro keen on this defender?
Are Boro keen on this defender?

Reports today suggest that Boro are set to launch a £5m move to raid one of the Championship rivals.

Meanwhile, there are updates from the rest of league as Leeds, Aston Villa and Nottingham Forest near deals.

Are Boro keen on this defender?

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Here's the news hitting the headlines today:

Middlesbrough are reportedly preparing a £5m bid for Bristol City defender Aden Flint. The centre back is thought to have plenty of admirers this summer, but Tony Pulis is keen to bring him to the Riverside Stadium (Mail)

Tottenham Hotspur are prepared to play the waiting game in their pursuit of Aston Villa winger Jack Grealish (Mirror)

Leeds United have been linked with a move for ex-Athletic Bilbao defender Jon Aurtenetxe (El Mundo Deportivo)

Peterborough have turned down three bids from Preston North End for defender Andrew Hughes, according to their owner (Peterborough Telegraph)

West Brom have turned down Burnley's opening bid for striker Jay Rodriguez (Mail)

Scunthorpe United winger Hakeeb Adelakun is interesting Bristol City - who have seen their first compensation offer for the out of contract star turned down (Sky Sports)

Nottingham Forest remain keen on making goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon's stay at the club permanent, after a successful loan spell from Watford (Mail)