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Championship transfer round-up: Leeds want Derby man, Villa eye EFL ace, Forest and QPR eye midfielder

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It’s been another busy few days in the Championship, with clubs looking to add to their squads before the transfer window closes on Friday. 

International transfers can’t be completed now, but clubs still have an opportunity to conduct deals that they think will benefit them from other teams in England.

The window is due to slam shut on Friday at 5pm, ahead of another busy weekend of action, with clubs returning from the international break.

We take a look at the latest transfer rumours involving Championship teams from the weekend and Monday.

Derby midfielder wanted by Leeds 

Leeds United are reportedly interested in signing Derby County midfielder Louie Sibley according to Football Insider. 

Sibley has caught the eye with a number of impressive showings in recent months, and scored five goals in his breakthrough season last term for the Rams, as they finished tenth in the Championship.

Aston Villa eyeing late move for EFL forward 

Aston Villa are set to launch a late bid to sign AFC Bournemouth forward Josh King according to Football Insider.

West Ham have recently seen a bid of £13million rejected by the Cherries for King’s services, but it seems as though Dean Smith’s side are set to test Bournemouth’s resolve late on in the summer transfer window.

QPR in transfer tussle with Nottingham Forest and Sheffield Wednesday 

The Hoops are said to be leading the race to sign midfielder Wato Kuate according to TEAMtalk. 

It is also claimed that Nottingham Forest and Sheffield Wednesday are keen on signing Kuate though, although it remains to be seen as to whether an agreement has been reached at this stage of negotiations.

Cardiff closing in on deal for striker 

Cardiff City are edging closer to completing a deal to sign Barnsley forward Cauley Woodrow according to Wales Online. 

Woodrow has been hugely impressive with the Tykes in recent years, and scored 14 league goals in 40 appearances for Barnsley last season, as they avoided relegation into League One on the final day of the 2019/20 season.

Preston defender wanted by Premier League club

West Ham United are keen on a deal to sign Preston North End defender Ben Davies according to Football Insider.

Davies has previously been attracting interest from Scottish giants Celtic, but the Hammers have now joined them in the race to sign the North End defender.

Sheffield Wednesday set sights on defender

According to Football Insider, both Sheffield Wednesday and QPR are said to be interested in signing Cardiff City defender Aden Flint.

The centre-back has struggled for regular game time with the Bluebirds recently, and could be heading for the exit door with Cardiff before Friday’s deadline.

Watford eyeing move for former Premier League full-back 

The Hornets are reportedly keen on signing former Brighton and Hove Albion defender Ezequiel Schelotto according to Tuttob.

Schelotto is currently a free-agent after his contract with the Seagulls reached a conclusion in the summer, and it appears as though he could be offered a route back into English football, with Crystal Palace also interested in landing his signature.

Sheffield United enter race to sign Swansea City man

Sheffield United have joined Spurs in the race to sign Swansea City defender Joe Rodon according to Yorkshire Live. 

The Welshman’s impressive recent showings evidently haven’t gone unnoticed, and it could be an interesting few days ahead, with both clubs looking to sign Rodon, who will surely be tempted by a move to the Premier League in the near future.

Benrahma set for Premier League move

West Ham United are set to sign Brentford winger Said Benrahma, Sky Sports has recently reported. 

The Algerian winger was a key player for the Bees last season, as they narrowly missed out on promotion into the Premier League after a defeat in the Championship play-off final at Wembley.

Championship trio keen on signing defender

Stoke City, Barnsley and Preston North End are all interested in signing Exeter City full-back Randell Williams according to Sky Sports’ Transfer Centre (9th October, 14:05). 

Williams caught the eye with a number of strong performances for the League Two side last season, and it appears as though that hasn’t gone unnoticed.


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