Championship rumours: Middlesbrough wanted Liverpool striker | Leeds United eye Nigerian striker | Updates on Aston Villa, Nottingham Forest

Middlesbrough manager Tony Pulis watches Martin Braithwaite and John Egan compete for the ball
Middlesbrough manager Tony Pulis watches Martin Braithwaite and John Egan compete for the ball

While the transfer window remains closed until January, Championship clubs continue to be linked with moves for players.

And today's reports say Middlesbrough were interested in signing a Liverpool striker in the summer but a move was quickly knocked back by the Premier League club.

Leeds United fans have called for the club to sign a certain Nigerian striker after Patrick Bamford's injury. There are also transfer updates on Aston Villa and Nottingham Forest plus much more.

Here's the latest Championship rumours in full:

Middlesbrough has been named alongside a host of other clubs in those interested in signing Liverpool forward Dominic Solanke last summer. (Evening Standard)

Leeds fans have called for the club to sign free agent Jerry Mbakogu with Patrick Bamford ruled out for four months. (Football FanCast)

England boss Gareth Southgate said taking his side to Leeds' Elland Road was 'one of the best moments of the summer' and that the atmosphere it created was brilliant. The Three Lions played a friendly there against Costa Rica in June. (Sky Sports News)

READ MORE: Middlesbrough striker breaks silence after failing to secure deadline day move

Aston Villa summer target Harold Moukoudi revealed he spoke to manager Steve Bruce before deciding to stay in France. (FranceBleu)

Nottingham Forest are close to adding free agent Karim Ansarifard to bolster their attack after reports in Iran suggests a deal has been agreed. (NottinghamLive)

Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock has accused Chelsea of 'lacking class' after he missed out on the loan signing of striker Tammy Abraham, who joined Aston Villa instead. (London Evening Standard)

Reading's new Sporting Director, Gianluca Nani, says he is proud to join the club following the departure of his predecessor, Brian Tevreden. (The Breeze)