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Mo Besic continues to interest Middlesbrough
Mo Besic continues to interest Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough and their Championship rivals continue to be linked with a host of players as the new season nears.

Boro boss Tony Pulis remains keen on a long-admired midfielder, while Leeds could have hit a stumbling block in their pursuit of a striker.

Elsewhere, Derby are looking to sign a Premier League defender while Nottingham Forest are targeting defensive reinforcements of there own.

There's plenty of news from the rest of the Championship too - and here's what's been hitting the headlines:

Middlesbrough remain keen on Everton midfielder Mo Besic, who spent time on loan with the club last season. The 25-year-old impressed in his temporary spell at the Riverside last season and Pulis is keen to make the deal permanent. Everton, looking to reduce costs under Marco Silva, may wish to sell Besic among other players.

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Peterborough striker Jack Marriott, who is interesting a host of Championship clubs including Leeds and Bristol City, has claimed that his preferred destination is Nottingham Forest (Bristol Live)

Aston Villa winger Jack Grealish continues to interest Cheslea, who are prepared to spend £30m to land the winger before loaning him back to the Villains next season (TEAMtalk)

Sheffield Wednesday are keen on a deal for Benfica striker Joao Amaral, who could be allowed to leave the Portuguese giants on loan (Yorkshire Post)

Nottingham Forest are keen on sealing a deal for Luton Town left-back Dan Potts (Nottingham Post)

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Fulham have made an £8m bid for Swansea forward Jordan Ayew following the Swans' relegation to the Championship (Sky Sports)

Derby County are keen to seal a move for Chelsea defender Jay Dasilva (Mirror)

Scunthorpe midfielder Duane Holmes is a target for Rotherham, Derby County and Blackburn (Yorkshire Post)

Preston North End defender Greg Cunningham is closing in on a move to Premier League side Cardiff City (Lancashire Evening Post)

Burnley are keen on a £25m double-swoop for West Brom duo Craig Dawson and Jay Rodriguez (Mirror)