Middlesbrough dealt transfer blow in Ligue 1 defender chase, West Brom striker target speaks out on future - Championship gossip

Middlesbrough get their 2020/21 Championship season underway this weekend, when they take on recently-relegated Watford in what could be a tricky opening encounter on Friday night.

Boro head into the game fresh off the back of a 4-3 EFL Cup win over Shrewsbury Town, and Neil Warnock will be looking for his defence to tighten up against the Hornets. Meanwhile, the club continues to pursue a number of transfer targets. Here's all the latest news and gossip from the Championship.