Championship rumours: Middlesbrough battle for Liverpool man | Leeds striker loan boost | Aston Villa, Nottingham Forest transfer latest

Middlesbrough and their Championship rivals continue to be linked with a host of new faces before the August 31 loan cut-off.

And reports today suggest that Middlesbrough could face a battle in their pursuit of a Liverpool youngster, while Leeds are keen on a loan deal for a striker.

Middlesbrough could face a battle for this man

Middlesbrough could face a battle for this man

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Elsewhere, there are updates on a host of other clubs from around the Championship as squads look to strengthen.

Here's the rumours doing the rounds today:

Middlesbrough will face competition in their pursuit of Liverpool midfielder Sheyi Ojo. Tony Pulis is thought to be keen on a loan deal for the midfielder, but as many as four other Championship clubs are also interested. Leeds, Nottingham Forest, West Brom and Aston Villa are all also eyeing Ojo (Mirror)

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After missing out on a permanent move, Swansea City could swoop for Brentford midfielder Ryan Woods on a loan basis with a view to making the deal permanent next summer (BBC Wales Sport)

Leeds United striker target Marcus Maddison could be available for loan, with Peterborough chairman Darragh MacAnthony suggesting that an exit before the end of the month was possible (Bristol Live)

Wayne Routledge and Angel Rangel could both be heading for QPR as Steve McClaren targets more experience (Sun)

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Aston Villa remain keen on a deal for winger Robert Snodgrass, who spent last season at Villa Park, and are also eyeing Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham (Star)

Goalkeeper Stephen Henderson will not be signing for Bristol City after his trial spell, and will instead return to Nottingham Forest (Bristol Live)

Sheffield United are one of several clubs who have been 'offered' Real Madrid youngster Martin Odegaard on a loan deal (Sheffield Star)