Championship rumours: Middlesbrough youngster targets a permanent first team place | Leeds United want Manchester United midfielder? | Updates on Aston Villa, Nottingham Forest, Sheffield Wednesday

Middlesbrough manager Tony Pulis pictured with Leeds' Marcelo Bielsa in the background

The rumour mill continues to spin the Championship, and we're here to bring you the latest speculation.

Today's report say a Middlesbrough youngster wants to nail down a first-team 'as quickly as possible' following his debut last month. League leaders Leeds United are being linked with a move for a Manchester United midfielder who played a big part in their Premier League season last year.

Meanwhile, a whole host of other second tier clubs make the headlines, with Nottingham Forest reportedly hoping to pip Aston Villa and Middlesbrough to the signing of an exciting free agent.

Here's the Championship rumour mill in full:

Middlesbrough youngster Bilal Brahimi, who made his first team debut in the club's Carabao Cup tie with Rochdale last month, says he wants to be in the first 'as quickly as possible'. (Foot Mercato)

Leeds United should sign Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay if he is made available for loan in January. (Football Fan Cast)

Former Aston Villa midfielder Khalid Abdo has returned to Sweden and is training with AIK. (Birmingham Mail

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West Bromwich Albion will not lose on loan Newcastle United striker Dwight Gayle, despite the Englishmen being linked with a move to China. (Express and Star)

Bolton Wanderers could be placed into administration after owner Ken Anderson failed to agree a loan repayment with finance company BluMarble. (Sky Sports News)

Nottingham Forest have joined Aston Villa and Middlesbrough in the race to sign free agent Bakary Sako. (The Sun)

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Derby County have been allocated more than 8,500 seats for their Carabao Cup clash away to Manchester United on September 22. (Daily Telegraph)

Sheffield Wednesday are prepared to be without Kieran Lees for a longer period of time with the defender struggling with a hip injury. (Sheffield Star)

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