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Championship transfer round-up: Rooney, Leeds, Reading, Swansea and more feature



There are only two days to go until the summer transfer window slams shut, with managers continuing to bolster their squads after the first set of fixtures in the EFL.

Derby County rounded off what was an enthralling weekend of EFL action on Monday night, defeating Huddersfield Town 2-1 at the John Smith’s Stadium

Today’s transfer round-up starts off with the Rams though, with Phillip Cocu’s side completing one of the biggest transfers the EFL has arguably ever seen.

Wayne Rooney

Derby County have agreed to sign former England and Manchester United star Wayne Rooney, on an 18-month contract commencing in January.

The 33-year-old, who is England’s all-time leading goalscorer, is set to become a player-coach for the Rams in January, after signing from D.C United.

It’s undoubtedly one of the biggest transfer stories that the EFL has ever seen.

Eddie Nketiah

Moving onto Leeds United, and the Whites are hoping to replace the outgoing Kemar Roofe with Arsenal youngster Eddie Nketiah.

The 20-year-old caught the eye for the Gunners last season, netting his first ever Premier League goal on the final day of the campaign against Burnley.

The striker now looks set to depart the Emirates Stadium on loan this summer, with Phil Hay revealing that Leeds are interested in signing the forward.

Axel Tuanzebe

Stoke City have made an enquiry for Manchester United defender Axel Tuanzebe, according to the Daily Mail.

The 21-year-old has enjoyed some really impressive loan spells with Aston Villa over the last couple of years, and was influential in helping them win promotion to the Premier League last term.

Newcastle have been linked with a move for the defender, but now it is claimed that Stoke are keen on the Red Devils starlet.

Lyle Taylor

The chase is on for Charlton Athletic forward Lyle Taylor, with Middlesbrough and Brentford reportedly interested in the striker.

Football Insider claim that both Boro and the Bees are interested in the 29-year-old – the latter are looking to replace Neal Maupay who has signed for Brighton.

Taylor scored 25 goals for Charlton in all competitions last season, and netted the winner in their opening day victory over Blackburn at the weekend.

Sam Surridge

Swansea City are set to sign AFC Bournemouth forward Sam Surridge on a season-long loan deal.

The striker, according to Football Insider, has passed a medical at the Liberty Stadium, and is set to be announced imminently.

The 21-year-old scored 12 goals in 20 appearances for Oldham Athletic last season, but now looks set to make the step up from League Two to the Championship.


It is shaping up to be a busy couple of days in the transfer window for Reading, who are interested in signing Monaco midfielder Pele.

Reputable journalist Courtney Friday claims that the Royals are close to agreeing a deal for the midfielder, who is set to undergo a medical at the Madejski Stadium today.

The 27-year-old spent the second half of last season on loan with Nottingham Forest, but made only nine appearances for the Reds.

ScoopDragon Football News Network

Article title: Championship transfer round-up: Rooney, Leeds, Reading, Swansea and more feature

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