Here are Wednesday’s EFL Championship transfer rumoursHere are Wednesday’s EFL Championship transfer rumours
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Preston North End transfer news: PNE ‘agree’ loan deal for Manchester United defender, Italian club still keen on Reading striker

Ryan Lowe’s side kick off their new EFL Championship season on Saturday away to Wigan Athletic.

The new EFL Championship season may be kicking off this weekend but there is still over a month left in the summer transfer market for clubs to complete deals.

Preston North End are close to confirming the loan signing of a Manchester United defender and Middlesbrough are set to complete the permanent signing of a Brentford striker who spent the second half of last season on loan at Hull City.

Meanwhile, a former Sheffield United trialist is now training with League One side Derby County while Burnley have had a £1.5 million bid for a Belgian striker rejected.

Swansea City boss Russell Martin has said they re unlikely to utilise the loan market in this transfer window while Bristol City would require an “astronmoical offer” to part company with their star striker this summer.

Elsewhere, An Italian club are still keen on signing a Reading forward this summer and an Aston Villa winger is set to join Cardiff City on loan after signing a new contract with the Premier League side.

Finally, Newcastle United have decided not to loan out an attacker who was of interest to several Championship and Scottish Premiership clubs.

Here are the EFL Championship transfer news stories making headlines on Wednesday morning:

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