Preston North End linked with transfer swoop for ex-Man City midfielder, QPR's interest in big-money striker revealed - Championship gossip

Preston North End are back in Championship action on Saturday afternoon, when they face Nathan Jones' Luton Town - a side they've beaten in three of their last five meetings - at Kenilworth Road.

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Meanwhile, the Lilywhites continue to plan their transfer business ahead of the upcoming January window next month, and it will be fascinating to see which players Alex Neil opts to bring in to strengthen his squad. In the meantime, here's all the latest news and gossip from the Championship:

Preston, Nottingham Forest and Stoke City are among a number of clubs to be linked with Shamrock Rovers midfielder Jack Byrne. However, APOEL Nicosia are believed to be the front-runners to sign the ex-Man City starlet. (The 72)

Bristol City have emerged as potential contenders to sign Fortuna Sittard left-back George Cox. The ex-Brighton youngster is also believed to be on the respective radars of Espanyol and Mallorca. (Football Insider)

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Sheffield Wednesday boss Tony Pulis has hinted that he could be on the lookout for some creative talent in the January transfer window, admitting he's keen to make a signing who can "do something and open the door" (The Star)

Leeds United have been tipped to reignite their interest in Vitoria ace Marcus Edwards, and battle the likes of Bournemouth and Swansea for the ex-Spurs starlet in the summer transfer window. (Football Insider)

Gianni Di Marzio has revealed that QPR came close to signing now-Napoli €70m man Victor Osimhen back in 2015, but the club were unable to seal the deal as the player couldn't leave Lagos before he turned 18. (Sport Witness)

Spurs are believed to have joined Borussia Dortmund in the race to sign Brentford striker Marcus Forss. The 21-year-old scored on his senior international debut for Finland in a win over France last month. (Eurosport)

Wolves and Burnley have been tipped to battle it out for Stoke City strike Tyrese Campbell, amid interest from the likes of Rangers and Celtic. He’s scored seven goals for the Potters so far this season. (Football League World)

Ex-Middlesbrough man Marten de Roon has been linked with a move to Barcelona. The Atalanta ace's contract expires in the summer, and could be set to link up with former Holland boss Ronald Koeman at the Camp Nou. (HITC)