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Championship transfers: Middlesbrough want rivals' midfielder | Leeds target prolific striker | Updates on Stoke, Aston Villa

Could this man be set for a move to Middlesbrough?
Could this man be set for a move to Middlesbrough?

Middlesbrough and their Championship rivals continue to be linked with a host of new players as the 2018/19 season draws nearer.

Reports today suggest that Tony Pulis' side are keen on a midfielder from one of their league rivals, while Leeds could be set to land a prolific striker.

Elsewhere, there are updates from a host of teams throughout the league.

Here's the news hitting the headlines today:

Middlesbrough are interested in signing Scottish midfielder Barry Bannan from Sheffield Wednesday. The Owls are looking to offload some of their bigger earners, and Bannan is one who could move away from Hillsbrough this summer. Birmingham City are also said to be keen (Sheffield Star)

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Tottenham have offered £15m for Aston Villa winger Jack Grealish, although Chelsea, Fulham and Leicester remain keen on the 22-year-old (Sky Sports)

Striker Marvin Ducksch is continuing to interest Leeds United, with the Yorkshire side looking to make a move after his impressive 18-goal haul while on loan at Holstein Kiel last season (Yorkshire Post)

Recently-relegated Stoke City are interested in Sheffield Wednesday striker Fernando Forestieri, who looks set to leave the club this summer (Sheffield Star)

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West Brom are fighting to keep hold of Craig Dawson and Jay Rodriguez, with Burnley heavily interested (Mail)

Leeds remain keen on a deal for Manchester City goalkeeper Angus Gunn (Yorkshire Post)

Striker Jack Marriott continues to attract interest with Derby County the latest side linked with the Peterborough star (Peterborough Telegraph)