Middlesbrough battle Wolves and Leicester for the 'next Zlatan Ibrahimovic', Birmingham City could lose key man to Leeds United, plus more Championship rumours

Middlesbrough manager Tony Pulis
Middlesbrough manager Tony Pulis

Here's the latest Championship rumours hitting the headlines this afternoon:

Middlesbrough will battle it out with Premier League duo Wolverhampton Wanderers and Leicester City for Bohemians striker Ali Reghba. (Football Insider) Read more here
Entente Sannois Saint-Gratien midfielder Christophe Rodrigues Silva has claimed Queens Park Rangers ‘closely interested’ in him. (France Football)

Leeds United must hijack Sheffield United's potential deal for Birmingham City star man Jota if they are serious about a return to the Premier League, according to one report. (Football FanCast)

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Blackburn Rovers midfielder Bradley Dack has emerged as a surprise January transfer target for Tottenham Hotspur. (Daily Express)

Reading have taken Dulwich Hamlet young centre-back Jay Rich-Baghuelou on trial after Charlton Athletic failed to secure a deal. (London News Online)

Wolverhampton Wanderers sporting director Kevin Thelwell says Benik Afobe's transfer to Stoke City was finalised due to 'a change in circumstances’. Afobe made his initial loan spell a permanent one in the summer before being sold to the Championship club just days later. (BirminghamLive)

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Sheffield Wednesday manager Jos Luhukay says he is unable to comment on the future of Adam Reach, who has recently been linked with Wolves. However, the 55-year-old did admit he is not surprised to see Reach linked elsewhere. (BirminghamLive)

Nottingham Forest owner Evangelos Marinakis flew from Athens to personally deliver a message that their performances must improve, after their first defeat in seven games. (Daily Mail)