Championship rumours: Liverpool man REJECTS Middlesbrough | Leeds boss issues transfer update | Aston Villa, Nottingham Forest latest

Middlesbrough and their Championship rivals continue to be busy in the transfer window - with plenty of rumours doing the rounds.

Loan deals and the signing of free agents can still be completed, but reports today suggest that Middlesbrough have been thwarted in their attempts to sign a Liverpool man on loan.

Tony Pulis has reportedly seen a loan deal rejected

Tony Pulis has reportedly seen a loan deal rejected

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Elsewhere, there are updates from a host of clubs around the Championship as transfer activity rages on.

Here's the rumours doing the rounds today:

Middlesbrough have been turned down by Liverpool midfielder Marko Grujic, according to reports. Tony Pulis supposedly identified the Serbian as a top target after an impressive season on loan at Cardiff last year, but the 22-year-old rejected the chance to move to the Riverside Stadium (Evening Standard)

READ: Middlesbrough linked with highly-rated French defender

Striker Adam Le Fondre is set to sign for Sydney FC after Bolton Wanderers announced his exit yesterday evening (Bolton News)

Leeds United boss Marco Bielsa has confirmed that the club would 'look at the opportunity of getting another player' as they target a loan deal (Leeds Live)

Meanwhile, the Whites are also set to battle it out with several Premier League sides for the signing of Bury defender Morgan Sadler (Yorkshire Post)

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Aston Villa and West Brom remain in the market for Peterborough striker Marcus Maddison (Peterborough Telegraph)

Youngster Joe Worall has been made available for loan by Nottingham Forest - but only if the offering club will help his career (Nottingham Post)

Sheffield United are targeting loan deals for Middlesbrough's Marvin Johnson and Aston Villa striker Scott Hogan (Yorkshire Post)