Championship rumours: Leeds United unwilling to sanction £34m duo deal, Whites ready wonderkid winger bid, Middlesbrough eye Swiss sensation

The 2019/20 season is rapidly approaching, and clubs up and down the country are starting to strengthen their sides in anticipation.

By Richie Boon
Monday, 17th June 2019, 6:47 am
Championship rumours
Championship rumours

Here’s all the latest rumours from the Championship…

Aston Villa are in pole position to land Stoke City Jack Butland for 23 million, but could face stiff competition from Bournemouth. (Daily Mail)
Derby County will battle to keep Frank Lampard at the club, despite Chelsea preparing to offer him Maurizio Sarri's recently vacated position. (The Guardian)
Stoke City could turn their attention to Barnsley defender Liam Lindsay, if they miss out on Evertons Matty Pennington. (Stoke Sentinel)
Middlesbrough are said to be after Fenerbahce striker Michael Frey, as new boss Jonathan Woodgate looks to make changes to his squad. (The 72)
Leeds are expected to make a 250,000 bid for Carlisle's wonderkid winger Liam McCarron, as Marcelo Bielsa looks to bolster his squad with exciting young stars. (Daily Mail)
Swansea City are eager to sign Reece James - who starred on loan for Wigan last season - on loan from Chelsea, despite the starlet having an ankle ligament injury. (Daily Mail)
Preston North End have turned down a second offer for forward Callum Robinson, who is said to have been targeted by a Premier League side. (Lancashire Evening Post)
Barcelona and Real Madrid are both said to be monitoring Fulham starlet Harvey Elliot, who became the Premier Leagues youngest ever player last season. (The Sun)
Sheffield Wednesday are plotting a late move for Motherwells promising midfielder David Turnbull, which could scupper Celtics 3m move for the teen sensation. (Scottish Sun)
Leeds United will refuse to sell Jack Clarke and Kalvin Phillips, despite Aston Villa and Spurs' willingness to pay the Whites a combined total of 34m for their talents. (Daily Star)
Brentfords Neal Maupay could be set for a move to Sevilla, after the clubs agent reportedly flew to Spain to discuss terms with the 2016 Europa League winners. (LEquipe)
Blackburn Rovers could sell centre-back Darragh Lenihan this summer, with Sheffield United long-term admirers of the Republic of Ireland international. (The Sun)
Huddersfield Town are honing in on Leyon Orients 20-year-old striker Josh Koroma, as they look to freshen up their attacking options for next season. (The Sun)