Championship rumour mill: Former Leeds United striker Ross McCormack set for whopping bonus

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Here are the latest Championship transfer rumours from around the web...

Has transfer silly season arrived already? Well, it appears so... we round up the latest transfer rumours from the Championship and beyond. Here's the latest from the tabloids and around the web:

Ross McCormack.

Ross McCormack.

Ross McCormack set for whopping Aston Villa bonus

Ross McCormack will receive a near-£1million bonus if Aston Villa are promoted to the Premier League despite making no appearances for the club this season, report Sky Sports.

The former Scotland international's annual salary is reportedly £2.3m and if Steve Bruce's team do in fact clinch a return to the top flight it will increase to around the £3m mark.

McCormack has appeared just 20 times for Villa since making the £12m switch from Fulham in 2016 but hasn't played this campaign for the Villans and has spent time on loan at Notthingham Forest and Melbourne City in recent months.

Elsewhere from the world of football...

Arsenal have offered Jack Wilshere an improved deal. The 26-year-old midfielder is out of contract this summer with Wolves and Everton showing interest. (Daily Mirror)

Liverpool target Max Meyer won't play for Schalke again after the forward was banned from training and first-team selection after criticising the club's sporting director. (Sky Sports)

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez insists that he wants Gareth Bale to remain at the La Liga club despite speculation over the Welsh winger's future. (The Sun)

Pep Guardiola says the "right decision" will be made for Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart if West Ham opt not to sign the 31-year-old on a permanent deal. (Daily Mirror)

Belgian midfielder Marouane Fellaini wants Manchester United to offer him a longer contract extension than the one-year-deal that's currently on the table. (ESPN)

Thierry Henry and Tony Adams are among members of Arsenal's 100 Club to have been invited to Arsene Wenger's last home game. (Daily Mail)

West Ham forward Andy Carroll was sent home from training on Monday by boss David Moyes after an angry confrontation. (Daily Telegraph)

Manchester United's Ashley Young says he will look back on this season with regret, even if they lift the FA Cup. (ESPN)

On loan Watford winger Gerard Deulofeu questioned the omission of his name from parent club Barcelona's commemorative title-winning shirt. (Daily Mail)

Sunderland want former striker Kevin Phillips as their new manager following Chris Coleman's departure in the wake of relegation to League One. (The Sun)

Departing Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has turned down the chance to manage Paris Saint-Germain. (Daily Star)

Pontus Jansson.

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