Leeds United set to battle Celtic for in-demand international striker, Whites defender ‘in talks’ over summer exit – Championship gossip

Championship

Next up, Marcelo’s Bielsa’s take on Blackburn Rovers on Saturday afternoon, and Leeds will be looking to consolidate their hopes of going up automatically with a victory. For now, here’s all the latest news and transfer gossip from the Championship.

Liverpool-linked winger Luke Brennan has put speculation over his immediate future to bed, after signing a professional contract with Blackburn Rovers. (Club website)

Millwall look set to beat the likes of Sheffield Wednesday and Sunderland to Crawley Town sensation Bez Lubala, who is rumoured to be close to joining the Lions in a £500k deal. (Crawley Observer)

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West Brom have been linked with a sensational £23m move for Brazil international Everton Soares, who looks set to leave his home country in the pursuit of English football this summer. (Birmingham Mail)

Derby County have been named second-favourites to sign Everton winger Theo Walcott this summer, just behind his former club Southampton. Norwich City and Brighton also look to be in the mix. (Bet Victor)

Celtic are Leeds United are among a host of clubs who have been linked with Union Berlin striker Sebastian Andersson. The 28-year-old is said to have a release clause of just £3.5m. (Kicker)

The race to sign Peterborough United sensation Ivan Toney is heating up, with Brentford said to be the latest side keen on the striker, who has also been linked with Preston, Rangers and West Brom. (Peterborough Telegraph)

Sheffield Wednesday have been handed a boost ahead of their match against Swansea City this weekend, with Garry Monk revealing Julian Borner will be available for selection after missing West Brom with a minor injury. (The Star)

The administrators of Wigan Athletic have claimed that ten separate parties have made early enquiries into buying the cash-strapped club, as they prepare for the monumental challenge of avoiding relegation. (BBC Sport)

Leeds United defender Laurens de Bock is said to have held talks with Belgian side Zulte Waregem over a potential future move, as the 27-year-old looks unlikely to break into the side ahead of next season. (Sport Witness)

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