Championship transfers: Middlesbrough striker deal nears | Leeds want Chelsea star | Aston Villa, Nottingham Forest latest

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

Second tier sides have until 5pm tomorrow to seal new additions - and reports today suggest that Middlesbrough could be close to finalising a deal.

Tony Pulis and Middlesbrough could be near to a striker deal

Tony Pulis and Middlesbrough could be near to a striker deal

Elsewhere, there are updates on a host of other teams from around the Championship as they scramble to complete those last-minute transfers.

Here's the rumours doing the rounds today:

Middlesbrough striker Ashley Fletcher is wanted by Championship rivals Sheffield United, and a deal could be close - providing that Boro can find a replacement for the former Manchester United man (Sheffield Star)

Nacer Chadli is keen to secure a move away from West Brom before the transfer window closes on Friday (Telegraph)

Leeds United could be set to sign a third player from Chelsea, with attacking midfielder Izzy Brown linked with a move to Elland Road (Teamtalk)

Kamil Grosicki could still leave Hull City, with the winger fuelling rumours of a move to Turkish side Bursaspor by posting a photo of Turkish tea on his Instagram account (Hull Live)

Nottingham Forest defender Joe Worrall is set to finalise a move to Rangers later today (Daily Express)

But Rangers and Leeds have been dealt a blow in their pursuit of Bolton midfielder Josh Vela, with the Trotters confirming he won't be leaving the club (Bolton News)

Aston Villa defender Tommy Elphick could seal a loan move to Championship rivals QPR (Sky Sports)