Leeds United owner's multi-million pound Premier League plans 'revealed', Victor Orta offers insight into Whites' scouting strategy - Championship gossip

The build-up to the weekend's Championship action is gathering momentum, as second tier sides look to push forward and claim more precious points. Leeds United will be eager to build a lead at the top of the table, and should be confident of securing a win over recently promoted Charlton Athletic on Saturday. Elsewhere, second place Swansea City will look to keep pace with the Whites, when they take on Reading at home.

By Richie Boon
Thursday, 26th September 2019, 7:37 am

While there won't be any more big transfers until January - just the odd free agent deal here and there - there's still plenty of rumours doing the rounds in the division. Click and scroll through the gallery to see all the latest news and gossip from the Championship...

Derby County pair Mason Bennett and Tom Lawrence have been charged with drink-driving, after the latter crashed his Range Rover Sport into a lamppost on Tuesday evening whilst under the influence. (Telegraph)
Watford are said to be monitoring Huddersfield Town forward Karlan Grant, who has been one of the club's few standout performers this season with five goals in eight Championship outings. (Calciomercato)

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Wigan Athletic skipper Sam Morsy has admitted he was surprised that Blackburn Rovers allowed defender Charlie Mulgrew to join his side on loan, claiming the player's goal-threat is that of a '10m midfielder'. (Wigan Today)
Ex-Nottingham Forest forward Jamie Ward has a secured a deal with Scunthorpe United, after leaving the club back in May following his contract's expiry. (BBC Sport)
Leeds United owner Andrea Radrizzani is said to be 'quietly confident' the club will be worth 300m by 2021, if they're promoted this season and stay up for a further campaign, with Wolves being used as inspiration. (Football Insider)
Queens Park Rangers look likely to hold onto - or perhaps drive up the asking price - of young star Ebere Eze, after it transpired that the Hoops have the option to extend his contract to 2022. (Football London News)
Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper Cameron Dawson has claimed the Owls squad have embraced new manager Garry Monk's footballing philosophy, and has praised his inclusiveness in rotating the side for their clash against Everton. (Sheffield Star)
Bristol City winger Callum O'Dowda has rejected claims he was 'frozen out' of the Robins squad earlier in the season, before he put pen to paper on a new three year deal with the club. (Bristol Post)
Leeds' director of football Victor Orta has suggested that he's been focusing on securing young talents from smaller clubs, as the larger are more aware of the burgeoning stars they have on their hands. (Sport Witness)