Preston North End's divisional rivals dealt major injury blow, ex-Chelsea man could make Bristol City return - Championship gossip

Preston North End are back in Championship action tonight, when they take on Bristol City - a side they've not lost to in their last fourteen meetings - in an eagerly-anticipated clash at Deepdale.

Friday, 18th December 2020, 7:45 am

Meanwhile, the Lilywhites continue to plot their January transfer window dealings behind the scenes, as Alex Neil looks to bring in some fresh, quality signings to improve his squad in the new year. For now, here's all the latest news and transfer gossip from the Championship.

Liverpool have been tipped to make a surprise move for ex-Swansea City midfielder Renato Sanches, as they look to bolster their injury-hit squad in January. The 23-year-old is currently on the books at Lille. (Liverpool Echo)

Derby County-linked forward Tyler Roberts is set to remain with Leeds United in January, despite his lack of game-time with the Whites. Reports suggest he'll only leave Elland Road if Leeds can secure a replacement. (Football Insider)

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The agent of ex-Swansea city loan star Fabio Borini has claimed that his client had been looking to return to the English game, but was unable to secure a move. He's just joined Turkish side Fatih Karagumruk. (Sport Witness)

Derby County defender Mike te Wierik could be set to leave the club next month, as a number of sides from the Netherlands continue to monitor the out-of-favour 28-year-old. (Football Oranje)

Watford have been named among the favourites to sign ex-Arsenal ace Jack Wilshere. However, The likes of Rangers, Aston Villa, and indeed Arsenal look more likely destinations for the free agent midfielder. (Sky Bet)

Fresh reports have suggested that Middlesbrough will look to sign Everton's Yannick Bolasie in January, most likely on a loan deal. The DR Congo international hasn't featured for the Toffees at all this season. (Sky Sports)

Bristol City look set to recall Kasey Palmer from his loan spell at Swansea in January. The ex-Chelsea starlet is likely to be brought back to add some much-needed creativity to their midfield. (Football League World)

Coventry City have been rocked by the news that their captain Liam Kelly will be out of action for three months. He picked up a groin injury in last Saturday's vital victory over Wycombe Wanderers. (BBC Sport)