Middlesbrough have reportedly hijacked Celtic's deal for Charotte FC midfielder Riley McGree, according to talkSPORT.
The Scottish giants were close to signing the former Birmingham City loanee but Chris Wilder’s side are now leading the race and are willing to offer around £5 million plus add-ons for the Australian.
Here are the best of today’s Championship rumours...
1. Cooper considering free agents after Grabban injury
New Nottingham Forest manager Steve Cooper hasn’t ruled out turning to the free agent market after striker Lewis Grabban picked up an injury but stressed he won't make any "short term" decisions (Nottingham Post)
Photo: George Wood
2. Premier League sides eyeing January move for Swift
Norwich, Wolves, Crystal Palace and at least one other Premier League side are all looking to move for Reading star John Swift in January (FLW)
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3. Spurs set sights on Johnstone
Tottenham Hotspur are targeting West Brom's England international goalkeeper Sam Johnstone after the baggies, who value the stopper at £15mil, turned down an £11mil bid from West Ham in the summer (Football Insider)
Photo: Shaun Botterill
4. Rovers locked in contract talks with Brereton Diaz
Blackburn Rovers could trigger the option of a one year extension in Ben Brereton Diaz's contract to avoid losing him on a free but reaming in talks with the Chilliean international striker (FLW)
Photo: Alex Livesey