Championship rumour mill: Leeds United send scouts to Portugal, West Bromwich Albion striker wanted

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Here are today's football rumours from around the web...

Championship rumours...

Championship rumours.

Championship rumours.

Leeds United sent scouts to Portugal to cast an eye over England youth international Chris Willock who the Whites reportedly attempted to sign before his move to Benfica from Arsenal. (Various)

Bundesliga outfit RP Leipzig are reportedly ready to offer a pre-contract to Wigan’s Nick Powell in January. The 24-year-old’s current deal with the Latics expires at the end of the season. (Various)

Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez has confirmed he is interested in signing on-loan West Brom man Salomon Rondon on a permanent deal. (Birmingham Live)

Huddersfield have joined the race to sign Burnley ‘keeper Tom Heaton, who has fallen out of favour at Turf Moor. (Various)

Championship Bristol City are also said to be interested in the 32-year-old. (Bristol Live)

Middlesbrough boss Tony Pulis has praised on-loan West Ham striker Jordan Hugill for his performances after bagging a brace against Wigan. (Various)

QPR are keen to extend Angel Rangel’s contract to the end of the season. (West London Sport).

Elsewhere from the world of football...

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho faces the sack if he fails to guide the Red Devils to Champions League qualification this season. (The Sun)

Samir Nasri's move to West Ham is at risk of breaking down due to concerns over the 31-year-old's fitness. (Daily Mirror)

Santiago Solari has been appointed Real Madrid manager until the end of next season. (Marca)

Former Chelsea manager Antonio Conte will wait until the summer before taking a new job in management. (Rai Sport)

Paris Saint-Germain's 35-year-old Brazilian full-back Dani Alves says he wants to play in the Premier League before retiring. (Daily Telegraph)

Arsenal boss Unai Emery and his players spoke to injured England striker Danny Welbeck in a video message before Sunday's 1-1 draw with Wolves. (The Guardian)

Tottenham midfielder Mousa Dembele has flown to Qatar for specialist treatment on an ankle injury. (Evening Standard)

Manchester City midfielder Kevin de Bruyne is set to return ahead of schedule from a knee injury. (The Guardian)

Chelsea's Cesc Fabregas could face some form of action after footage showing him moving referee Kevin Friend's free-kick spray marking behind his back emerged on social media. (Daily Express)

Manchester United are worried they will not be able to sell Chilean forward Alexis Sanchez despite the player's desire to leave Old Trafford. (Various)