Leeds United dealt major blow in wonderkid striker chase, interest grows in Leeds outcast ahead of January transfer window - Championship gossip

It's exciting times indeed for Leeds United supporters, with last Saturday's 4-0 victory over Middlesbrough boosting Marcelo Bielsa's side's promotion hopes. The Whites have now won their last five matches in a row, and look to have an excellent chance of securing their place back in the Premier League for next season.

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On top of that, there's now a mouthwatering FA Cup clash against Arsenal on the horizon. Meanwhile, there's lots of transfer buzz going on in the background, ahead of the window opening again next month. Here's all the latest news and gossip from the Championship...

Sheffield United are said to be ready to reignite their interest in Brentford striker Oli Watkins next month, after a sensational start to the season that has seen him score 12 goals in 12 appearances. (Sheffield Star)

Leeds United's hopes of signing Liverpool striker Rhian Brewster on loan look to have taken a major hit, with German giants Borussia Dortmund preparing to rival them for the England youth team sensation. (The 72)

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Swansea City are sweating over the future of their key defender Mike van der Hoorn, whose contract with the club expires next summer, meaning he could leave for nothing. (Wales Online)

Blackburn Rovers and Stoke City are said to be battling it out for Ross County striker Ross Stewart, who has been in ruthless form in front of goal for the Staggies this season. (Daily Record)

Leeds United loanee Jack Clarke is looking increasingly likely to be recalled by Spurs in January, as 'multiple' clubs line up ready to offer the teenager first team football. (Football Insider)

FC Midtjylland manager Brian Priske has revealed that he's hopeful of signing Brentford's Emiliano Marcondes on a permanent deal in January, following a strong start in the Danish top tier. (Sport Witness)

Michael Hefele, Zach Clough and Claudio Yacob all look set to be offloaded by Nottingham Forest in January, as Sabri Lamouchi aims to streamline his squad in the new year. (Mirror)

Birmingham City have appointed Pep Clotet as their permanent head coach, half a year after he was given the caretaker role following Garry Monk's exit last June. (BBC Football)

Sheffield Wednesday's former scout Andrew Ferguson has revealed that the Owls refused to pursue a move for Leif Davis, who is now on the verge of breaking into the Leeds United side. (Yorkshire Evening Post)