Middlebrough close to securing Premier League transfer deal, Brentford join race for €6m in-demand goalkeeper - Championship gossip

Middlesbrough get their 2020/21 Championship season underway in just a couple of days time, when they take on recently-relegated Watford in what should be an enthralling Friday night opening encounter.

Boro head into the game having beaten Shrewsbury Town 4-3 in the EFL Cup last weekend, and Neil Warnock will be looking for his defence to tighten up against the Hornets. Meanwhile, the club continues to chase a number of transfer targets. Here's all the latest news and gossip from the Championship.