Championship rumour mill: Leeds 'in talks' with striker and handed boost in £10m defender chase

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With just three weeks of the transfer window remaining, Leeds and their Championship rivals are continuing to try and seal deals.

And reports today have linked Leeds with a move for striker Mbaye Diagne, who currently plies his trade in Turkey for top flight side Kasimpasa.

Could Marco Bielsa be handed a transfer boost?

Could Marco Bielsa be handed a transfer boost?

Turkish Football claim that Marco Bielsa's side are 'in talks' with the striker, who has also been linked with Hull, Reading and Bournemouth this summer.

The 26-year-old netted 12 goals in just 17 appearances last season but, with his contract set to run until 2020, a deal could prove expensive to make.

Nonetheless, the report suggests that talks between the player and his representative are 'already underway'.

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Meanwhile, Leeds continue to be linked with Bristol City full-back Joe Bryan.

The defender, who has previously been said to be valued at £10m, is also interesting Middlesbrough.

But the Championship duo could have been handed a boost in their pursuit of the defender, with the Bristol Post claiming that Everton, Fulham and Southampton have all turned their attentions elsewhere.

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Here's the rest of the rumours doing the rounds today:

Recently-relegated Stoke City have seen a €15m bid for Tottenham's Vlad Chiriches turned down (Stoke on Trent Live)

Aston Villa are now prepared to sell Jack Grealish for £20m - half his initial reported asking price - with Tottenham ready to swoop (Mirror)

Winger Florian Jozefzoon could be set for a move away from Brentford after a bid from an unnamed club was accepted - Leeds and Derby have both been keen (Derby Live)

Premier League side Cardiff have cooled their interest in West Brom winger Matt Phillips - who is also a target for Middlesbrough (Express & Star)

Dean Marney, who had been heavily linked with Nottingham Forest this summer, is now training with Championship rivals Aston Villa (Nottingham Post)

Top flight duo Crystal Palace and Bournemouth are keen on Brentford striker Ollie Watkins, although the Bees have slapped a £15m price tag on the 22-year-old (London Evening Standard)