Championship rumour mill: Leeds United keeping tabs on Fletcher

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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:

Ashley Fletcher.

Ashley Fletcher.

Leeds United keeping an eye on Ashley Fletcher

The Whites are keeping tabs on Middlesbrough forward Ashley Fletcher's situation, according to Gazette Live.

Paul Heckingbottom has previously managed Fletcher during a loan spell at former club Barnsley and asked about his availability before the 22-year-old made the permanent move to Boro from West Ham last summer.

The striker has spent the second half of the season on loan at Championship strugglers Sunderland after failing to make much of an impact at the Riverside scoring just once since moving north. He has also notched one goal in 14 appearances since joining the Black Cats in January.

Elsewhere from the world of football...

Manchester City are willing to sell defender John Stones this summer. (The Sun)

Tottenham striker Fernando Llorente is open to leaving the club and could rejoin Athletic Bilbao. (Daily Mirror)

Manchester City are leading the chase for Napoli's 26-year-old midfielder Jorginho and have already held talks with the player's representative. (Daily Mail)

Arsene Wenger's successor as Arsenal manager will have to work with a summer budget of around £50m. (Daily Telegraph)

Former Arsenal midfielder Ray Parlour believes Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez would be a "great fit" to succeed Arsene Wenger. (Talksport)

Stoke boss Paul Lambert and director of recruitment Mark Cartwright are expected to stay at the club next season even if they are relegated. (Stoke Sentinel)

Roma president James Pallotta says the club do not want to sell goalkeeper Alisson, who is a top transfer target for Liverpool this summer. (Sky Sport Italia)

Liverpool could save millions on Naby Keita when the 23-year-old Guinea midfielder joins in the summer - thanks to RBLeipzig's poor finish to the season. (Liverpool Echo)

Arsene Wenger would be interested in managing the England national team one day, says French football writer Julien Laurens. (BBC Radio 5 live)