Championship rumours: Middlesbrough want £15m West Brom winger | Leeds beaten to signing by Championship rivals | Updates on Nottingham Forest, Aston Villa and Sheffield United

Middlesbrough manager Tony Pulis. Picture: Richard Sellers/PA
Middlesbrough manager Tony Pulis. Picture: Richard Sellers/PA

Middlesbrough manager Tony Pulis wants to raid his former club by signing Matt Phillips from West Bromwich Albion.

According to TeamTalk, Pulis is keen to strike a deal with the Baggies as quickly as next week and is reportedly willing to pay up to £15 million for the 27-year-old winger.

Bad news for Leeds supporters as Sky Sports News believe Kyle Bartley has decided against returning to Elland Road in favour of a £4 million move to West Brom,

Elsewhere, former Leeds striker Ross McCormack has been transfer listed by Aston Villa after failing to make an impact since joining from Fulham in 2016.

Here’s the rest of the Championship headlines:

Middlesbrough full-back Fabio is close to finalising a move to Ligue 1 side Nantes. (Get French Football News)

Nottingham Forest are closing in on the loan signing of Jack Colback from Newcastle United. Colback spent the second-half of last season at the City Ground. (Northern Echo)

The rumours surrounding Aston Villa’s expected summer clear out has provided a further update with Miles Jedinak ready to leave the club. (Birmingham Mail)

Sheffield United are preparing to recruit another centre-half after Jake Wright suffered an facial injury in a pre-season friendly against Maritimo in Portugal.(Sheffield Star)

Sheffield Wednesday duo Jack Hunt and Jordan Rhodes are likely leave this summer with the club wanting to make cuts. (Sheffield Star)

Barnsley’s Tom Bradshaw is reportedly ready to hand in a transfer request and is being linked with Hull City and Reading. (Sky Sports).

Birmingham City are considering making another offer for Ipswich Town goalkeeper Bartosz Bialkowski. (Birmingham Mail).