Leeds United ready transfer swoop for ex-Chelsea midfield dynamo, ex-Whites man makes bold promotion claim - Championship gossip

The 2019/20 Championship season has proved to be a real classic, despite its extended break, and the fight against relegation and battle for promotion look set to go down to the wire, as Leeds United look to secure a way to the Premier League.

Wednesday, 1st July 2020, 8:00 am
Updated Wednesday, 1st July 2020, 8:14 am

Meanwhile, there's been plenty of transfer talk bubbling away in the background, as second tier sides begin to consider where they'd like to strengthen over the summer. Here's all the latest news and transfer gossip from the Championship.

Coventry City, who will be playing Championship football next season, are closing in on the signing of PEC Zwolle midfielder Gustavo Hamer, who began his career with Dutch giants Feyenoord. (Coventry Telegraph)
Sheffield Wednesday boss Garry Monk has revealed the side's 'solid' defence has been particularly pleasing since the Championship's resumption, and claimed they no longer look like conceding 'cheap goals'. (The Star)

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Ex-Middlesbrough boss Steve McClaren is the lead candidate to become the new Dundee United manager, in a move that would see him take his first managerial role since leaving QPR last year. (BBC Sport)
Luton Town boss Nathan Jones has responded coyly to talk of signing Spurs loanee Cameron Carter-Vickers, and has insisted the club won't assess his future until the end of the current campaign. (Luton Today)
Leeds United have been tipped to up their efforts to sign Reading midfielder John Swift this summer, with the Royals' financial worries likely to see them cash in on the ex-Chelsea man this summer. (Football Insider)
Galatasary look set to accelerate their attempts to sign Jean Michael Seri on a permanent transfer from Fulham, but are unlikely to activate the hefty €18m option-to-buy clause on his current loan deal. (Sport Witness)
Millwall are believed to have joined the likes of Blackburn and Reading in the race to sign Swedish defender Linus Wahlquist, who is looking for a new club after being released by Dynamo Dresden. (Kicker)
Ex-Liverpool star Robbie Fowler has become the new bookies' favourite for the Birmingham City job, after leaving his role with Australian outfit Brisbane Roar. (Sky Bet)
Brentford defender Pontus Jansson has claimed he wishes both his side and his former club Leeds United to get promoted this season, claiming the Whites are still part of his "football life" (Football London)