Middlesbrough's divisional rivals see star linked with Real Madrid, Rangers target's boss tips player for top tier - Championship gossip

Middlesbrough are back in Championship action this weekend, when they travel to take on Stoke City - a side they've beaten in all three of their last meetings -at the bet365 Stadium.

Meanwhile, Championship managers now have less than a month to finalise their January transfer window plans, and the competition for players is set to be especially fierce given the injury issues that have blighted the season so far. For now, here's all the latest news and transfer gossip from the Championship.