Preston North End to battle Sunderland and Ipswich for former Sheffield United and Manchester City striker
The January transfer window is now two days old!
As usual, clubs are being linked with a number of potential new signings as managers look to strengthen.
And there’s some Preston transfer talk ahead of an interesting transfer window for the Lilywhites.
But what about their Championship rivals?
As always, we’re sharing the latest rumours – so scroll down to see the latest news, gossip and odds from around the internet:
Chris Brunt, who played on the wing for Sheffield Wednesday in their iconic promotion campaign from League One back in 2005, suffered a long-term calf injury last month and is now without a club after the news was confirmed by Bristol City. (The Star)
Stoke City have agreed to sign £8million-rated Schalke winger Rabbi Matondo. Stoke’s loan bid has been accepted and Matondo has been given the green light to move. (Football Insider)
Arsenal are among at least three Premier League clubs monitoring QPR goalkeeper Seny Dieng, alongside Crystal Palace and Leeds United. (Sunday Mirror)
Sheffield Wednesday are said to be in for Chelsea star Izzy Brown but are waiting for a decision on a loan deal. Reading and Blackburn are also tracking the player. (The Sun)
West Brom are currently in talks with Sheffield Wednesday over a potential deal for forward Josh Windass in the January transfer window. (Daily Record)
Sam Allardyce is set to sanction the departure West Brom’s Kamil Grosicki, with Middlesbrough and Nottingham Forest reportedly tracking the player. (Various)
Rangers and Celtic are leading Premier League clubs in the race for Queens Park Rangers winger Bright Osayi-Samuel. (The Athletic)
Sunderland and Ipswich are reportedly in the race to sign former Fleetwood Town, Manchester City and Sheffield United striker Ched Evans. However, Preston North End have also now entered the race. (The Sun)
The shortlist for Sheffield Wednesday’s new manager hunt has been said to be ‘mainly foreign’. Paco Jemez is among the contenders and a deal is ‘likely to be just for this season initially,’ which ‘might put some off.’ (The Sun)
Huddersfield Town man Lewis O’Brien is reportedly wanted by Burnley. The Clarets’ new owners ‘would like rising stars. But may also look at loans this season for players to help them stay up.’ (The Sun)