Leeds United told to target 27-goal Europa League striker transfer, ex-Whites star odds-on favourite for Birmingham City job - Championship gossip

Leeds United took another huge step closer to the Premier League last weekend, as their dramatic late winner against Swansea City saw the Whites move back three points clear at the top of the Championship table.

Tuesday, 14th July 2020, 8:00 am
Updated Tuesday, 14th July 2020, 8:16 am

Later this week, the Whites take on bottom-of-the-table Barnsley on Thursday, which could present the ideal opportunity for Marcelo Bielsa's men to all but seal their place in the Premier League for next season. For now, here's all the latest news and transfer gossip from the Championship.

Stoke City have confirmed the release of experienced goalkeeper Adam Federici, who will be on the hunt for a new club after ending a two-season spell with the Potters. (Club website)
Luton Town boss Nathan Jones has applauded loan star James Bree for his athleticism and rapid development as a player, and tipped him to make it in the Premier League in the future. (Luton Today)

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Sheffield Wednesday boss Garry Monk has claimed he's eager to have Newcastle United's Jacob Murphy at the club for next season, but admitted that he'll wait until the end of the season before pursuing a move. (Chronicle)
Middlesbrough chairman Steve Gibson is rumoured to have told Neil Warnock he wants him to remain at the club next season, regardless of whether the club are relegated down to League One. (Team Talk)
Ex-football Kevin Phillips has claimed Celtic's highly-rated striker Odsonne Edouard would be "a massive signing" for Leeds United, and backed him to thrive in the English game if the Whites were to sign him. (Football Insider)
Celtic are said to be ready to challenge West Brom for West Ham United's £20m-rated winger Grady Diangana, who could be let go if the Hammers are relegated this season. (The Sun)
Lincoln City boss Michael Appleton is the latest manager to be linked with the vacant Bristol City role. However, former Brighton man Chris Hughton is still the firm favourite to land the job. (Bristol Post)
Chelsea's hopes of landing Brentford sensation Said Benrahma look to have been handed a boost, with reports claiming the Bees are already eyeing up Portsmouth's Ronan Curtis as a potential replacement. (The News)
Charlton Athletic boss Lee Bowyer has been named the odds-on favourite to replace Pep Clotet as Birmingham City manager, moving past the likes of Robbie Fowler and Steven Gerrard into pole position. (Sky Bet)