Leeds United £6.5m bid denied, Aston Villa want French defender, Middlesbrough near transfer breakthrough - Championship rumours

Here are the latest Championship rumours from around the web:

By The Newsroom
Friday, 28th December 2018, 7:06 am
Updated Wednesday, 9th January 2019, 1:48 am
Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa
Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa

Leeds United were said to have weighed up a ‘multi-million-pound’ offer to sign Hull City winger Jarrod Bowen – according to BBC Humberside. However, reports were quickly denied by journalist Phil Hay. (Yorkshire Evening Post)

Alaves are in a ‘dilemma’ on whether to cash in on Leeds target Ibai Gomez in January or allow him to leave for free in the summer with the pair no closer to agreeing a new contract. (Mundo Deportivo)

Meanwhile, Hull City manager Nigel Adkins has admitted it's a “strong possibility” that Aston Villa will recall defender Tommy Elphick. (Hull Live)

Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa

Middlesbrough are close to completing a loan deal for Huddersfield Town winger Rajiv van La Parra after undergoing his medical on Thursday. (Various)

Aston Villa boss Dean Smith is plotting to raid old club Brentford by signing defender Yoann Barbet. Smith has already been linked with reunions with Romain Sawyers and Rico Henry. (Express & Star)

Preston North End are closing in on Walsall midfielder Josh Ginnelly, who is expected to join on January 1 after being left out of the Saddlers’ last two matches. (Daily Mail)

Millwall manager Neil Harris has confirmed he will soon hold talks with Jem Karacan – the midfielder's contract expires in the middle of January. (London News Online)

Bristol City boss Lee Johnson has confirmed there is top-flight interest in defender Lloyd Kelly. “If you’re a Premier League club and you’re not interested in Lloyd Kelly, you’re not doing your recruitment right,” said Johnson.