The January transfer window is getting closer to closing and EFL Championship clubs just have a few days left to get their business done

Middlesbrough transfer rumours: Boro in advanced talks with two strikers, Manchester United set to bid for Cardiff City starlet

The January transfer window is just over two weeks away from opening and the rumour mill is beginning to gain speed across the country.

Thursday, 16th December 2021, 8:44 am

Sheffield United, Middlesbrough, Stoke City, Nottingham Forest, Fulham and West Bromwich Albion have all had their names linked with a January loan move for a Brentford along with “top clubs” in France and Germany.

Boro may well be the forward’s destination with a report suggesting they are close to landing to mystery strikers on loan but they may also find themselves needing to recruit in defence with Celtic sniffing around one of their current full-backs.

Hull City’s Keane Lewis Potter is attracting more interest from the Premier League while a current Coventry City loanee has been linked with a shock move to Spanish giants Barcelona.

Blackpool have been linked with a January move for a Notts County star but reports suggest they have NOT made a formal approach while Blackburn Rovers have retained their interest in a former Championship winger, out of contract this summer, after having £500,000 bid knocked back last summer.

Newcastle United are said to hold a “genuine interest” in Lloyd Kelly but Bournemouth are though to be unwilling to let the defender leave in January while Manchester United could by eyeing up a move for a Cardiff City starlet.

Here are Thursday’s EFL Championship transfer rumours:

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