Championship clubs can still sign free agents while some managers are already looking ahead to the January transfer window

Middlesbrough transfer rumours: Wilder expected to be busy in January transfer window, Bournemouth will need "absurd" offer to sell Newcastle United and Liverpool linked defender

The January transfer window will open in just over a week and EFL Championship clubs will be able to officially being their business.

Wednesday, 22nd December 2021, 8:40 am

Sheffield United manager Paul Heckingbottom plans to strengthen the Blades next month, issuing a “wait and see” promise, while Middlesbrough boss Chris Wilder has dropped similar hints that they will be busy during the winter window.

Over at London Road, an out of favour Peterborough United player is understood to have rejected the chance to join a League Two side on loan.

Premier League sides will be looking to lure some of the Championships top talents away with Watford reportedly interested in Huddersifeld Town star.

Meanwhile, Bournemouth have said it will take “absurd money" for them to sell a Premier League linked defender net month and Newcastle United could move for a former Fulham striker.

Further news claims that both Newcastle and Everton are interested in a £20 million rated Nottingham Forest player who has already been linked with Brentford and West Ham.

Birmingham City are understood to be monitoring the situation of a Swansea City full back that they could look to land while West Brom could look to bring a former loanee back to The Hawthorns next month.

It’s going to be a buys January transfer window in the English second tier for sure.

Here are Wednesday's EFL Championship transfer rumours:

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