Championship rumours: Middlesbrough linked with Ligue 1 striker, Boro target on verge of Bundesliga switch, Derby battle to keep Frank Lampard

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Here’s all the latest rumours from the Championship...

Aston Villa are ready to scupper Leeds United’s attempts to land Wolverhampton Wanderers forward Helder Costa, and are now the bookies’ favourites to seal the deal. (Team Talk)


The Villains are also appear to have beaten off competition from Bournemouth to sign Stoke City stopper Jack Butland, but will need to pay at least £20 million to sign him. (Football Insider)


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Fulham sensation Ryan Sessegnon could opt for a move to Serie A side Inter next summer, as he enters into the final year of his Cottagers contract. (Daily Mirror)


Both Leeds and Middlesbrough are likely to miss out on ADO Den Haag winger Sheraldo Becker, who is said to be close to agreeing a move to Bundesliga side Union Berlin. (Kicker)


Middlesbrough are apparently keeping tabs on Caen striker Enzo Crivelli, who is a former France U21 international. (Football League World)


Newcastle United winger Rolando Aarons could complete a switch to Greek side Panathinaikos, after showing signs of promise on loan at Sheffield Wednesday last season. (Sheffield Star) 


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Derby County are ready to offer manager Frank Lampard a hefty new £10 million deal, if he agrees to spurn interest from his former club Chelsea. (Daily Mirror)


Charlton Athletic boss Lee Bowyer will make a last ditch effort to keep 22-year-old Joe Aribo at the club, despite Rangers honing in on the midfielder. (The Scotsman)


Fulham are ready to make a £20m bid for Newcastle United striker Dwight Gayle, who has built up a reputation as a Championship specialist in recent years. (Daily Express)