Championship transfer latest: Middlesbrough battle for loan | Leeds 'want' World Cup star | Nottingham Forest, Aston Villa updates

Middlesbrough and their Championship rivals continue to seek out loan deals - with plenty of rumours doing the rounds.

And reports today suggest that Middlesbrough could face some competition in their quest to secure a loan deal - with two other Championship sides thought to be keen.

Middlesbrough could face a battle to secure this loan deal

Middlesbrough could face a battle to secure this loan deal

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Elsewhere, there are a host of other updates from around the Championship as transfer activity hots up.

Here's the transfer latest from the second tier:

Middlesbrough could face a three-way battle to secure a loan deal for Everton midfielder Mo Besic. Championship rivals Leeds and Swansea City are also thought to be keen on a deal for the Bosnian, who looks to have no first team future at Goodison Park (Yorkshire Post)

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Ben Brereton could be set to leave Nottingham Forest after Blackburn launched an ambitious £6m bid for the young striker (Sun)

Leeds United are 'want' to seal a deal for Morteza Pouraliganj, who featured for Iran in the World Cup and is currently a free agent (Tasnim News Agency)

Former Aston Villa defender John Terry doesn't look set for a return to football imminently - despite being linked with Derby County - as he has agreed to become a pundit on Egyptian TV (Birmingham Mail)

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Birmingham City midfielder Chiekh N’Doye is returning to his former club Angers after a year in the Championship (Various)

Striker Nick Blackman has swapped Derby for Spain, penning a loan deal with second tier side Sporting Gijon (Derbyshire Live)

Sheffield United remain keen on Villa striker Scott Hogan and Middlesbrough's Marvin Johnson (Yorkshire Post)