Championship transfers: Middlesbrough eye £10m winger | £3m Leeds striker deal nears | Aston Villa, Nottingham Forest latest

Middlesbrough and their Championship rivals continue to be linked with a host of players - as the loan window prepares to close.

Tony Pulis only has until 5pm this Friday to strengthen his squad, and reports today suggest that he is looking overseas for a fresh face.

Tony Pulis is eyeing new additions

Tony Pulis is eyeing new additions

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Elsewhere, there are a host of other Championship clubs linked with transfers as the deadline grows ever closer.

Here's the rumours doing the rounds today:

Middlesbrough are reportedly keen on a loan move for £10m-rated Benfica winger Rafa Silva. Pulis is keen to find a replacement for Adama Traore and could turn to the Portuguese international as he seeks new recruits (Sun)

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Chelsea defender Gary Cahill has been linked with a stunning loan return to former club Aston Villa (Birmingham Mail)

Leeds United striker Samuel Saiz could be nearing a move away from Elland Road. The Spaniard, who joined Leeds in a £3m deal, is reportedly interesting Valencia and Huesca (El Gol Digital)

Striker Ben Brereton is close to joining Blackburn Rovers from Nottingham Forest, with the initial loan deal set to be made permanent for a fee of £7m in January (Telegraph)

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Stoke City midfielder Giannelli Imbula is wanted on loan by Rayo Vallecano as his future at the Championship side remains uncertain (Cadena Ser)

Scott Hogan continues to interest Sheffield United - but any move for the striker will depend on Aston Villa bringing in a replacement (Sheffield Star)

Hull City and Rangers are interested in a loan deal for Newcastle winger Rolando Aarons (Yorkshire Post)