Championship transfers RECAP: Boro's Ben Gibson bid; Leeds set for stunning swoop; Che Adams deal latest

It's exactly one week until the January transfer window slams shut as Championship clubs go in search of last-minute deals.

Friday, 24th January 2020, 4:43 pm
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Championship live transfer updates - 24/1/20

Last updated: Friday, 24 January, 2020, 12:53

  • Burnley boss on Ben Gibson's future as Middlesbrough watch on
  • Leeds United chasing £12million Monaco frontman
  • Derby linked with Leicester defender

Gibson offer rejected

Middlesbrough are one of a number of Championship clubs to have had loan offers for defender Ben Gibson rejected by Premier League side Burnley. The centre-back has made just six appearances for the Clarets since his £15m move from Boro in August 2018 but Sean Dyche is resisting any offers for the player. Boro remain in the hunt for defensive reinforcements this month.

Sean Dyche on Ben Gibson

"We will wait and see. Like every player, history suggests that they do leave us at some point, all of them, even the ones I said no, they leave when that figure hits a figure.

“I am not going to start making big statements about people definitely being here and all that."

Che Adams deal not dead

Leeds United could still land top target Che Adams with Southampton set to make their final decision over the weekend, according to The Telegraph.

The Saints have knocked back three offers for the 23-year-old but "there is hope chairman Gao Jisheng will look again at the structure of the £20million deal and negotiate."

Ralph Hasenhuttl is adamant he wants Adams to stay in his squad but circumstances could take a dramatic twist in the next few days. 

Leeds had a loan bid for Che Adams rejected this week

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FRIDAY MORNING RUMOURS

Barnsley striker Cauley Woodrow has reiterated his desire to remain at the club amid reported interest from Leeds United, Nottingham Forest and Bristol City earlier in the transfer window. (Yorkshire Post)

Charlton Athletic striker Lyle Taylor, who has been linked with a move to Sheffield Wednesday, is set for further contract talks as Lee Bowyer looks to tie down the lethal forward. (South London Press)

Hull City boss Grant McCann has admitted the club could be forced to sell Newcastle United and Leeds United-linked Jarrod Bowen if he cannot be persuaded into signing a new contract. (Various)

Nottingham Forest are on the verge of completing a move for Strasbourg striker Nuno da Costa, with French reports claiming a deal is "almost done". (L’Alsace)

Meanwhile, Nottingham Forest, Bristol City and Cardiff are in a battle to sign Wigan Athletic star Josh Windass this month. He is valued at £500k. (Daily Mail)

Rangers have held talks with the representatives of West Brom starlet Rayhaan Tulloch, who has been linked with a host of clubs including Aston Villa, Newcastle, Leeds and Stoke. (Football Insider)

Charlton Athletic are chasing a loan deal for Adam Idah – with Norwich City set to make a decision on the young striker’s future after their FA Cup tie this weekend. (London News Online)

Hull boss Grant McCann on bids for in-demand Jarred Bown

“No, I don’t believe so, nothing’s come to me. As is well publicised, there was an improved (contract) offer made to Jarrod and his representatives, so we’re just waiting to hear back from that.

“I haven’t sat with Jarrod, it’s really down to the representatives and the football club to get to the bottom of that. We just focus on the football.

“All I can do is concentrate on Jarrod while he’s here and hopefully he’s here for a long time. If he’s not, he’s not.

“I can see both sides of it. I can see that Jarrod’s really enjoying his football, and I can see that if he doesn’t accept this deal, something will have to be done."

What's the latest at Hillsborough?

Bees Gunning for teen sensation

Brentford have reportedly made a £5million bid for young Arsenal striker Folarin Balogun, which has been rejected by the Gunners

Pep Clotet on rumours of Man United's interest in £30m Jude Bellingham

“First of all it is a fantastic situation, we are very happy for that situation and those kind of rumours.

“Nothing has been notified to me. Jude has a fantastic professional attitude, he is very mature, very focused on his football and this thing is not affecting at all."

Boost for promotion-chasers

Rams and Robins eye Fox!

Leicester City defender Filip Benkovic is a target for Bristol City and Derby County.

And according to the Daily Mail, he will be allowed to leave the Premier League club on loan this month.

Lee Johnson's Robins are thought to be leading the race as he watches on with hope that the Foxes will sign a defender before next week's deadline, which is likely to pave away for the Croatian's exit. 

Leeds starlet to leave

Former Barcelona youngster Kun Temenuzhkov could be on his way out of Elland Road this month. The Leeds forward isn't part of the first team plans. Full story here.

The Yorkshire Evening Post's chief football writer Graham Smyth has been talking about Leeds' interest in Hull City striker Jarred Bowen on their Inside Elland Road podcats.

With the Whites desperate for another striker to challenge Patrick Bamford, Bowen's name has been regularly linked. However, Smyth says: “I just have the feeling he’s not the answer.”

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