Leeds United loanee eyes permanent deal, Whites ace tipped for Premier League switch - Championship gossip

The Championship returned with a bang last weekend, as Leeds United forced their way back to the top of the table with a 2-0 victory on Barnsley on Sunday.

Monday, 16th September 2019, 7:37 am

The rumour mill is continuing to churn away in the background, and there's plenty of Championship chat doing the rounds to kick off the new week. Click and scroll your way through the gallery to see all the latest news and gossip from the divisions...

Hull City have completed the signing of free agent striker Norbert Balogh, who has been capped twice for Hungary and last played for Serie A side Palermo. (BBC Sport)
Former Middlesbrough boss Tony Pulis has opened up on his exit from the club at the end of last season, claiming that he has an 'enormous respect' for their owner despite not having his contract extended. (The 72)

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German manager Michael Kollner has claimed he was in the 'final two' to get the Swansea City job, but lost out to Steve Cooper on account of his mediocre spoken English. (Wales Online)
West Bromwich Albion midfielder Romaine Sawyers has contended that his side, who are unbeaten at home this season, will be right in the mix for promotion due to their 'fortress' at the Hawthorns. (Birmingham Mail)
Leeds United's loanee goalkeeper Illan Meslier has revealed he'll be eager to remain with the club and sign a permanent deal, should he play enough Championship games this season. (HITC)
Benfica boss Bruno Lage has revealed he attempted to sign Sheffield Wednesday's Adam Reach last summer, and there has been speculation that he may try again in January. (Record - via Sport Witness)
Former Bury defender Saul Shotton is said to be close to joining West Bromwich Albion, after being made redundant following his former club's expulsion from the EFL. (Sky Sports)
Derby County boss Phillip Cocu has claimed he believes it's only a matter of time until the Championship adopts VAR, after his side were on the wrong end of two controversial decision against Cardiff City last weekend. (The Times)
A number of Premier League sides, including Burnley, are said to still be interested in signing Leeds United's Mateusz Klich next summer, despite the player apparently opening contract talks with the Whites. (Football League World)