Championship transfer news: Middlesbrough miss out on loan | Leeds want £1.5m striker | Aston Villa, Nottingham Forest latest

Middlesbrough and their Championship rivals continue to be linked with a host of players - with plenty of rumours doing the rounds.

But reports today suggest that Middlesbrough could have been unsuccessful in their attempts to land a global star on a loan deal.

Middlesbrough have missed out on a loan deal

Middlesbrough have missed out on a loan deal

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

Here's the news hitting the headlines today:

Middlesbrough have missed out on a loan deal for Real Madrid youngster Martin Ødegaard. The highly-rated Norwegian was linked Boro, Aston Villa and Derby County - but has now joined Dutch side Vitesse Arnhem on a season-long loan (Various)

MORE: Premier League full-back linked with Boro

Romain Saiss, who won the Championship title with Wolves last summer, has been linked with a loan move to Nottingham Forest (KickOff)

Leeds United are keen on a loan deal for Derby striker Cameron Jerome - who has fallen out of favour under Frank Lampard having been signed for £1.5m in January (Football Insider)

Yannick Bolasie is thought to be leaning towards a move to Aston Villa - but Middlesbrough remain in the running for the Everton winger as he nears a loan exit (Birmingham Live)

READ: What's the latest on the Yannick Bolasie deal?

Hull City boss Nigel Adkins has claimed that sourcing new signings remains a pressing concern ahead of the loan window closing (Hull Live)

Scott Hogan is nearing a loan move to Sheffield United - and looks set to become the club's highest-paid player in the process (Sheffield Star)

QPR have taken ex-Newcastle United defender Sebastien Bassong on trial, but Steve McClaren has remained coy over whether he will be handed a deal (Football.London)