Championship transfers: Middlesbrough keen on international striker | Leeds eyeing Premier League youngster | Aston Villa, Stoke in news

Could this experienced striker be set for a move to Middlesbrough?
Could this experienced striker be set for a move to Middlesbrough?

Middlesbrough are one of several sides interested in an experienced international striker, according to reports.

Tony Pulis is keen to strengthen his side this season and could be set to move for a striker currently plying his trade in the top flight.

Elsewhere, Leeds are battling it out with Rangers for a young winger while Aston Villa are battling to keep hold of their prized assets.

Here's the Championship news hitting the headlines today:

Middlesbrough are reportedly interested in Burnley striker Jonathan Walters. The Republic of Ireland international is surplus to requirements at Burnley and is keen to seal a move away from Turf Moor, according to reports from Ireland. Middlesbrough and a host of other Championship clubs are rumoured to be keen to seal his signature (The Sun)

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Preston North End are closing in on a deal to sign Republic of Ireland international Graham Burke (Lancashire Evening Post)

Peterborough chairman Barry Fry has confirmed that a number of Championship clubs - including Bristol City - have made bids for star striker Jack Marriott, but none of them have met his valuation (Bristol Live)

Recently-relegated Stoke City are keen on a deal to bring Andre Gray to the club (Stoke on Trent Live)

But Stoke could lose winger Xherdan Shaqiri who is interesting Liverpool, with the Reds willing to spring the £12m release clause in his contract (Star)

Left-back Greg Cunningham is interesting Cardiff City once again after Neil Warnock tried to sign the Preston full-back last summer (BBC)

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Liverpool winger Ryan Kent is interesting Leeds United and Steven Gerrard's Rangers. The 21-year-old is keen to gain further experience after a spell at Bristol City brought just six starts last season, and is attracting plenty of interest (Goal)

Newcastle United, and a host of other Premier League clubs, have been linked with a move for Aston Villa winger Jack Grealish (Birmingham Mail)

Villa could also face a fight to hold on to Keinan Davis and Andre Green, with Southampton circling around the young duo (Mail)


Former Ipswich goalkeeper Michael Crowe has sealed a switch to Preston North End after his release from Portman Road.

Reading have sealed the signing of former Sunderland and Manchester United defender John O'Shea.