Middlesbrough and their Championship rivals are being linked with a host of players as the transfer market enters its final weeks.
And reports today suggest that Tony Pulis is keen on sealing a deal for an experienced midfielder who starred at the World Cup this summer.
READ MORE: Pulis issues transfer update as Boro chase a striker
Elsewhere, there are updates on a host of other Championship clubs as deals continue to be done.
Here's the rumours doing the rounds today:
Middlesbrough have joined the race to sign Aston Villa midfielder Birkir Bjarnason. The 30-year-old has just returned from international duty as he represented Iceland at the World Cup, and is also drawing interest from Turkish side Trabzonspor. A defensive midfielder, Bjarnason could be allowed to move on this summer due to Villa's ongoing financial uncertainty (Birmingham Mail)
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Striker Baghdad Bounedjah is no longer a target for Leeds United, with the striker's £13.5m asking price proving the sticking point (L'Expression - Algeria)
West Brom striker Salomon Rondon is set to join Newcastle United on a season-long loan deal - before the switch is made permanent next summer (Teamtalk)
Goalkeeper George Long is set to swap Sheffield United for Championship rivals Hull City, with the stopper expected to undergo a medical (Sheffield Star)
Bristol City and Reading are interested in sealing a deal for free agent Tim Krul after the goalkeeper left Brighton earlier this summer (HITC)
Forward Mbaye Diagne, of Turkish club Kasimpasa, has been linked with a switch to Hull (Hull Live)
UPDATE: Middlesbrough transfer latest - with news on a striker
QPR remain 'interested' in West Ham striker Jordan Hugill, despite the frontman being heavily linked with Leeds United this summer (London News Online)
17-year-old Dylan Crowe is attracting interest from a host of European giants - including Manchester United - as Ipswich face a battle to keep hold of the youngster (Goal)