Preston North End won't make move for Sunderland defender, West Ham eye Blackburn striker, Forest clear the decks: Championship transfer round-up and gossip

The summer transfer rumour mill is in full flow, with there likely to be plenty of movement in the Championship in the coming weeks.

Thursday, 3rd June 2021, 9:44 am
Updated Thursday, 3rd June 2021, 10:02 am
All the gossip from the Championship with the opening of the summer transfer window just around the corner.

Some clubs have completed their first pieces of business, with others in the process of lining deals up.

North End have been linked with Sunderland defender Luke O'Nien who is out of contract this summer but it seems their interest at the back is focused on Sepp van den Berg and Liam Lindsay.

Wigan Athletic's highly-rated striker Kyle Joseph, a player PNE did have a genuine interest in, looks to be on his way to sign for Swansea.

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Swansea City are in talks to sign Wigan Athletic striker Kyle Joseph. PNE, Rangers, Newcastle and Sheffield United had an interest in him. (Wales Online)

Here is a round-up of the latest Championship transfer talk.

Blackburn Rovers striker is wanted by West Ham United this summer, with Norwich also interested. (Daily Telegraph)
Junior Hoilett who has been released by Cardiff, could link-up up with his former manager Neil Warnock at Middlesbrough. (Football League World)
Sammy Ameobi is among a dozen players leaving Nottingham Forest this summer as Chris Hughton plans for next season. (Various)
Queens Park Rangers have signed Charlie Austin on a two-year deal after a successful loan spell from West Brom. (QPR official website)
Preston are not interested in bringing Sunderland defender Luke O'Nien to Deepdale despite being strongly linked. Sepp van den Berg and Liam Lindsay remain their top defensive targets.
Nottingham Forest face competition from Brighton, Norwich and Rangers for Manchester United midfielder James Garner who was on loan at the City Ground last season. (Manchester Evening News)
Luton Town have signed defender Reece Burke after his contract came to an end at Hull City. (Various)
QPR would like to extend Stefan Johansen's stay. The midfielder impressed while on loan from Fulham last season. (The 72)
Swansea centre-half Ben Cabango could be a summer target for West Ham after impressing in the Welsh club's play-off push. (Football League World)