Preston North End ace targets 'massive' opportunity, Nottingham Forest receive key transfer boost - Championship gossip

While the football season remains at a standstill, the EFL continue to plan the best way to conclude it, and it looks like it could well return as early as next month, albeit behind closed doors.

Tuesday, 12th May 2020, 8:30 am

For now, here's all the latest news and gossip from the Championship:

Hull City will need to renegotiate the terms of Herbie Kane's loan deal should football resume next month, but are confident the Liverpool prospect will be fit to play a key role to the campaign's conclusion. (Liverpool Echo)

QPR are said to be plotting a raid for Chelsea starlet Ike Ugbo, who has been firing in the goals during a loan spell with Dutch side Roda JC this season. (Evening Standard)

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Preston winger Tom Barkhuizen has claimed the prospect of getting into the play-offs has been motivating him to stay fit behind the scenes, and has been spurred on by the "massive" opportunity to get promoted. (LEP)

Leeds United's ace Tyler Roberts has urged his teammates not to slack off amid the coronavirus lockdown, insisting a drop in fitness could blow the club's chances of promotion. (Yorkshire Post)

Nottingham Forest and Brentford target Theo Valls has hinted that he could be tempted with a move away from Ligue 1 this summer, suggesting he's keen on a new challenge away from France. (Nottingham Post)

West Ham United and Fulham are set to battle it out for Real Sociedad defender Diego Llorente, who began his career on the books of Real Madrid. He's got five caps for Spain. (Sport Witness)

Leeds United's hopes of prising PSG youngster Tanguy Kouassi away on loan next season look to have been dealt a blow, with Manchester City and RB Leipzig both credited with an interest in the starlet. (HITC)

Ex-Sheffield Wednesday defender Glenn Loovens has admitted he was unaware of Carlos Carvalhal when he was appointed as manager in 2015, but revealed he was "a joy" to play for. (Yorkshire Live)

QPR ace Todd Kane has revealed he came close to joining Sheffield United back in January 2019 but saw the deal fall through, before he went on to join the Hoops the following summer. (Goal)