The month of October is nearly at an end and the January transfer window is fast approaching

Preston North End transfer rumours: Celtic could make former Deepdale target available for loan, Manchester United "should have signed" Fulham star

The month of October is coming to an end and another exciting card of EFL Championship action is upon us this weekend.

By Martyn Simpson
Friday, 29th October 2021, 9:12 am

With the calendar edging ever closer to the new year and the reopening of the January transfer window, rumours continue to do the rounds in the division.

Sheffield United boss Slavisa Jokanovic has stressed his focus is on improving the players already at his disposal rather than plotting a series of raids during the January transfer window while the Blades could also miss out on a potential loan target who has been tipped to join Dutch giants Feyenoord.

Meanwhile, Brighton manager Graham Potter has said he is considering recalling some loan players in January – a move the could have potential implications for West Brom, Blackburn Rovers and Stoke City.

Peterborough United have slapped a multi-million pound price tag on one of their stars while Celtic are reportedly willing to let a former Preston North End target leave on loan in January.

Hull City’s head of recruitment has revealed they tried to sign a current Peterborough United striker after his release from Derby County while one of their other strikers, out on loan north of the border, has been told he needs to improve his fitness to get more regular game time.

Elsewhere, there’s trouble for Reading who have a huge number of player contracts expiring this summer but offers have been made while Cardiff City have opted against signing a former Wigan Athletic player.

A former Serie A sporting director says Premier League clubs are missing out on good deals when talking up a current Fulham player and Chelsea are reportedly eyeing a bid for a promising West Brom starlet.

Here are this Friday’s Championship transfer rumours:

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