Championship rumours: Liverpool & Man Utd eyeing Birmingham City wonderkid, Arsenal legend Ian Wright's advice for Leeds United striker, plus who Danny Murphy thinks will win automatic promotion to Premier League

Birmingham's Jude BellinghamBirmingham's Jude Bellingham
Birmingham's Jude Bellingham | jpimedia
Wednesday's round-up of gossip, paper talk and transfer rumours from around the Championship.

Birmingham City manager Pep Clotet has that "half of Europe" has scouted starlet Jude Bellingham in recent weeks, as interest from the likes of Liverpool and Man Utd continues to develop. (Birmingham Mail)

Newcastle United-linked forward Said Benrahma has hinted that he could leave Brentford in the pursuit of Premier League football in the summer, if the Bees don't get promoted this season. (BBC Sport)

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Barnsley's new signing Michael Sollbauer has claimed his side have much tough work ahead of them to avoid relegation, but suggested his footballing experience could be a real boost to his team's chances. (Sport Witness)

Republic of Ireland boss Mick McCarthy has claimed that Irish striker Troy Parrott, who was linked with Sheffield Wednesday last month, should have joined Charlton on loan, rather than staying with Spurs. (Irish Times)

Reading's exciting new signing Felipe Araruna has revealed that he was desperate to leave Sao Paulo to join the Championship outfit, as "all the players in the world" want to play in England. (Reading Chronicle)

Middlesbrough boss Jonathan Woodgate has branded his new loan signing Harold Moukoudi a "Premier League player", after being impressed with the St Etienne defender's early form for the club. (Hartlepool Mail)

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Pundit Danny Murphy has tipped Fulham and West Bromwich Albion to secure the two automatic promotion places, as the battle to progress to the top tier starts to heat up. (talkSPORT)

Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright has claimed that Leeds striker Patrick Bamford needs to find the "cold place" in the box, and "block everything out" if he's to thrive under pressure and rediscover his scoring touch. (BBC Sport)