Preston North End transfer target saw exit 'blocked', ex-Liverpool man tipped for second-tier move - Championship gossip

Preston North End's frustratingly inconsistent run of form continued last weekend, as the Lilywhites were defeated 2-1 by Rotherham United at the New York Stadium.

Wednesday, 11th November 2020, 8:28 am

Following the international break, Alex Neil's side will look to push on and start stringing some wins together, starting with their clash against Sheffield Wednesday - who are currently without a manager- a week on Saturday. For now, here's all the latest news and transfer gossip from the Championship.

Everton have emerged as contenders to sign ex-Middlesbrough striker Martin Braithwaite, who is currently on the books at Barcelona. Spanish reports claim the Toffees could sign him for around £9m. (Team Talk)
The father of ex-Nottingham Forest youngster Anel Ahmedhodzic has claimed that his son's move to Chelsea from Malmo has been blocked. He's taken aim at the player's agent over the alleged interference. (Daily Mirror)

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Luton Town and Ipswich have been tipped to go head-to-head to sign Concord Rangers' teenage striker Temi Babalola. He's previously played for the likes of Woodford Town and Romford. (Football League World)
Stoke City boss Michael O'Neill has revealed he's hopeful of having both Sam Clucas and James Chester back from injury after the international break, but expects Joe Allen's return to be "a little further away" (Club website)
Blackburn Rovers striker Ben Brereton has backed his side to challenge for a play-off place this season, claiming the current squad has enough quality to battle for promotion. (Club website)
Former Millwall starlet Zion Atta, now of Crystal Palace, is rumoured to be attracting the interest of heavyweights Bayern Munich, Liverpool and Man Utd. He's part of the current England U16 squad. (Daily Mail)
Reports have claimed that ex-Arsenal & Spurs man Sol Campbell is "under consideration" for the vacant Sheffield Wednesday job. However, Tony Pulis, David Wagner and Paul Cook are still the current favourites. (Sky Bet)
Middlesbrough boss Neil Warnock has revealed he came close to signing Aston Villa sensation Ollie Watkins during his time at Cardiff City, but was unable to convince his club to spend £2m to sign him from Exeter. (The 72)
Republic of Ireland boss Stephen Kenny has revealed Liverpool block Preston North End target Caoimhin Kelleher leaving on loan in summer, but was made to stay at the club following Alisson's injury. (Irish Examiner)
Former Liverpool and AC Milan forward Fabio Borini is said to be pondering a return to Swansea City. However, the free agent could potentially re-join Hellas Verona instead. (Sport Witness)