Championship rumours: Three Bundesliga sides battle for Middlesbrough target | Derby eye £8m signing

Middlesbrough manager Tony Pulis.
Middlesbrough manager Tony Pulis.

The transfer window closes on August 9 with Middlesbrough and their Championship rivals braced for a busy few weeks.

There are a host of other updates from around the league as activity ramps up ahead of the deadline.

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Middlesbrough face competition from three Bundesliga sides for Bristol City's 24-year-old English full-back Joe Bryan. He is also a target for Newcastle. (Daily Star).

RB Leipzig, Mainz and Augsburg have been linked with a move.

The Bristol City left back is attracting plenty of interest and the North East duo are thought to both be keen on a deal. With just one year remaining on his current contract at Ashton Gate, Bryan is being highly-tipped to leave the Robins before the transfer window slams shut. A cut-price £6m deal has been suggested.

Bolton Wanderers are battling Sunderland for Bradford City striker Charlie Wyke - but the pair may have to be patient in their pursuit.

The Telegraph & Argus are reporting Bradford City are feeling under no pressure to sell Charlie Wyke this summer. The striker has one-year left on his deal.

Simon Parker, in the Telegraph & Argus, writes: "But with just 10 days to go to the season opener – and a fortnight until the deadline for permanent transfers – it appears that City’s stance remains quite relaxed.

"With little time to play with, they would not be willing to do business unless a potential successor is lined up. Finding someone who could fit the bill is an ongoing and difficult process."

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Derby County are in talks to sign 28-year-old English striker Martyn Waghorn from fellow Championship side Ipswich for £8m. (Mail).

New Rams boss Frank Lampard is eager to bolster his attacking options ahead of the new season.

Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder has told the Sheffield Star he believes David McGoldrick's experience will prove invaluable in the Championship next season.

The 30-year-old striker was rewarded with a 12 month contract after impressing in pre-season.

Huddersfield head coach David Wagner believes the club’s record deal to sell Tom Ince to Stoke City “made sense” for Huddersfield Town (Yorkshire Post).

The Terriers will bank a guaranteed £10m following his switch to the Championship club.

And in League One, Sunderland are interested in a potential loan deal for Watford forward Jerome Sinclair.

Jack Ross is determined to add at least two attackers to his squad before the transfer window shuts in a fortnight’s time.

21-year-old Sincair can play in the wide areas but is seen primarily as a player who can add pace to Sunderland’s front line.