Championship rumours: Boro boost in £6m deal | Leeds launch €1.5m midfielder bid | Updates on Nottingham Forest, Aston Villa

Middlesbrough and their Championship rivals are still searching for recruits as the new season nears.

And reports today suggest that Boro could have been handed a boost in their reported pursuit of a £6m target.

Boro could have been handed a boost in the chase for Joe Bryan (left)

Boro could have been handed a boost in the chase for Joe Bryan (left)

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Elsewhere, there are updates on a host of other clubs from around the second tier as teams frantically try to get deals done before the deadline.

Here's the rumours doing the rounds today:

Middlesbrough could have received a boost in their pursuit of Bristol City full-back Joe Bryan after Newcastle United withdrew from the race. The Premier League side are said to have been 'priced out' of a deal, which could see Boro move into pole position in the chase for the in-demand defender. However, a trio of Bundesliga sides and Leeds United have also been credited with an interest (Bristol Post)

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Defender Liam Moore, a target for Premier League side Brighton, has reportedly handed in a transfer request at Reading (Sky Sports)

Leeds United have seen a bid of around €1.5m (or £1.2m) for midfielder Taras Romanchuk rejected (Mail)

West Ham could be set to battle Burnley for the signing of Swansea City defender Alfie Mawson - with the Swans holding out for a fee of around £20m (Sky Sports)

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West Brom look set to win the race for Scunthorpe United defender Conor Townsend after personal terms and a fee were agreed, with the Baggies beating Ipswich and Hull to his signature (Express & Star)

Aitor Karanka is hopeful of landing a new full-back for Nottingham Forest, with West Ham defender Sam Byram his primary target (Nottingham Post)

Aston Villa are set to sign Portuguese goalkeeper Andre Moreira on a season-long loan from Atletico Madrid (Express & Star)

Brighton have agreed a fee with Millwall for Czech international winger Jiri Skalak, who will join the Lions if he can agree personal terms (Argus)