EFL Championship club have a well earned break on the pitch but there's still plenty work to be done by recruitment staff and managers

Championship transfer rumours: Preston North End's division rivals set to cash in on key player in January, Stoke City youngster being targeted by Manchester City

With club football once again taking a back set to the international calendar things remain busy on the transfer front for EFL Championship sides.

Wednesday, 6th October 2021, 9:22 am

Last year, Sheffield United were reportedly targeting a Uruguayan star for a £13.5m transfer and that player is now on the radar of a number of top sides including Manchester United and Manchester City.

Blackpool are bracing themselves for a number of January bids from fellow Championship sides for their star striker while Swansea City are prepared to lose one of the key players in January – cashing in before the player’s contract expires in the summer.

Reports also suggest that the Swans could be about to strike a deal with Manchester City that would see young players lined up for loan moves to the Liberty Stadium as part of a partnership between the two clubs.

Meanwhile, Derby County have revealed their stance on player sales in the January transfer window amid speculation they will have to sell a number of important players while Peterborough United look set to ignore the opportunity to bolster their squad before the next window opens.

A former Coventry City striker looks set to be moving north of the border but League 1 side Rotherham United have also looked into adding the player while a Stoke City youngster is attracting Premier League interest.

Southampton are preparing a January bid for one of Fulham’s brightest young talents, who has impressed at Craven Cottage already, and a former England International who represented a number of current Championship clubs has identified the key area of the park where Middlesbrough need to strengthen.

Here are Wednesday’s Championship transfer rumours:

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