Preston's play-off rivals Nottingham Forest could lose £10m-rated star to Leeds United - gossip
The Championship season is on ice due to the COVID-19 outbreak but there's still plenty of transfer gossip swirling around the web.
And we've got all the latest Sunday morning news and rumour - including stories from Leeds United, Derby County, Sheffield Wednesday and more!
Simply scroll down and click through the pages to view the latest transfer news and gossip from around the web - and don't forget to check back tomorrow for more of the same!
Leeds United are set to sign winger Helder Costa permanently. He is currently on loan from Wolves and is valued at around £7m. (Football Insider)
A new report suggests Hopes of a return to a 22-team league 'is not considered a viable solution, according to a Premier League source'. (Football Insider)
Leeds United have been urged to consider legal action if promotion to the Premier League is denied by SC Cambuur boss Henk de Jong, who is not happy at the decision to void the season in every tier of Dutch football. (BBC 5Live)
Derby County are feeling the financial drain due to COVID-19 and are reportedly seeking an urgent agreement with their players. (The Telegraph)
Noel Whelan has praised Leeds United chairman Andrea Radrizzani for his work behind the scenes since completing a full takeover from Massimo Cellino in 2017. “The club is a better place with that man. He is turning it back into that family club.” (Football Insider)
Out-of-contract players are on a collision course with EFL clubs over plans to ask them to play through July without extra payment. (Daily Mail)
Leeds United have to activate the £5million option to sign Illan Meslier permanently from Lorient by a specific date. (Football Insider)
Leeds United have been backed to make a move to sign Nottingham Forest midfielder Matty Cash in the next transfer window if they secure promotion to the Premier League. He was rumoured to be the subject of a £10m bid from West Ham last January. (Various)
Leeds United will be offered the opportunity to sign Wolves goalkeeper John Ruddy in the next transfer window. (Football Insider)
Sunderland and Middlesbrough-linked Marcus Maddison is facing an uncertain future – with Hull City ‘unlikely’ to make a permanent move for the forward in the summer. (Sunderland Echo)
Ex-Sheffield Wednesday boss is reportedly in talks with Carlos Carvalhal in talks with Brazilian club Vasco da Gama. (O Jogo)
Ex-Owls and Preston striker Neil Mellor says Alan Irvine was a big factor behind his decision to move to Hillsborough in 2010. (Various)
Jesse Lingard and Ravel Morrison have been seen jogging together while following social distancing measures as they work on their fitness levels despite no date set for ending the lockdown. (Daily Mirror)
Preston North End goalkeeper Declan Rudd is pleased to have committed his future to the club.
Talking about his new contract, Rudd has said: “It (the contract) has been going on since the end of last season and it has been down to me and speaking with the family and stuff like that to get it done.
“Times like this make you realise how lucky you are to be in the situation that I am in and to be at a great club with a great job.”
He added: “I think I am still improving. I am experienced and have played a lot more games over the last three years and learned a lot.
“At this age you start to mature as a person a bit more and as a goalkeeper you are just about starting to peak in your career at 29 so there is a long way to go”
“I can’t promise I won’t make any more mistakes, that is going to happen, even at the top level. But I feel like I am coming into the main years of a goalkeeper’s career and I want to push on from this season and get better and better.”