Championship rumours: Leeds United told to 'pay over £22m' for Italy striker, Aston Villa prepare 'massive' deal for Leeds' Kalvin Phillips, Brentford chase Ecuadorian winger

There's just a matter of days until the new seasons begins, and Championship sides are working hard to secure fresh signings for the upcoming campaign.

By Richie Boon
Tuesday, 30th July 2019, 7:57 am
Championship rumours
Championship rumours

Here's all the latest rumours from the Championship...

Sheffield United look closer to landing Swansea City striker Oli McBurnie, with the club understood to be consider a bid that could rise to around 20m. (Sky Sports)
Birmingham City striker Isaac Vassell has seen his move to Luton Town delayed, with the Blues eager to secure a replacement before they sell. (The 72)

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Brentford are understood to be close to signing Ecuadorian winger Joel Valencia, who scored six goals for Polish side Piast Gliwice last season. (West London Sport)
West Bromwich Albion could be set to continue with their pursuit for Basel striker Albian Ajeti, despite hitting a stumbling block over his wage demands. (Express & Star)
Leeds United are said to have been quoted a 22m fee for SPAL striker Andrea Petagna, after apparently having a 15m bid rejected on Monday. (Tutto Mercato)
Middlesbrough have apparently turned their attentions towards Torino forward Lucas Boye, but face competition from AEK Athens to land the Argentinian ace. (Sport Witness)
Chris Hughton has emerged as the bookies' favourite for the Sheffield Wednesday job, despite the club confirming Lee Bullen will be in charge for next weekend's clash against Reading. (Sky Bet)
Nottingham Forest are believed to be moving closer to securing a loan deal for Wolves forward Rafa Mir, who has five goals in ten games for Spain's U20 side. (Nottingham Post)
Aston Villa are rumoured to be readying a 60k-per-week (six times his reported current wage) for Leeds' Kalvin Phillips, as they continue their efforts to lure him to Villa Park. (Football Insider)