Leeds United are set to make a new approach for Norwich City frontman Kyle Lafferty as the emergency loan window opens.

The Northern Ireland international was linked with a move to Elland Road throughout January, but a deal wasn't done as the Canaries looked to cash in while the Whites only wanted loan terms.

Now the Yorkshire Post claim a new offer could be made - and with Lafferty desperate for games ahead of Euro 2016 they may finally get their man.

The loan window, which allows Football League clubs to sign players from other clubs in the same country, is open until March 24.

Sticking with Yorkshire and Paolo Di Canio has reportedly made another bid for the Rotherham management job.

Paolo Di Canio
Paolo Di Canio

The Millers parted company with Neil Redfearn on Monday and are looking for a new boss - and Di Canio has apparently applied for the role again after submitting a first application when Steve Evans was sacked in September.

On that occasion he did not get an interview. Former Newcastle boss John Carver is also said to be interested in the position at the New York Stadium.

The managerial merry-go-round took another spin on Monday when Derby County relieved Paul Clement of his duties in a surprise move.

And Birmingham City are bracing themselves for fresh speculation after the bookmakers made Gary Rowett second favourite to take over at the iPro Stadium.

David Moyes, Garry Monk, Nigel Pearson and Tim Sherwood are all in the frame - at least, according to Paddy Power, while interim boss Darren Wassall leads the way in the betting stakes.

However, the Nottingham Post claim former Nottingham Forest manager Alex McLeish is attracting interest from the Rams.

Alex McLeish

The Scot is currently a free agent but has enjoyed spells at Rangers, Aston Villa, Motherwell, Genk and Scotland in his managerial career so far.

Serge Gnabry is prompting a three-way Championship tug of war for his services according to reports today.

The Arsenal Academy product failed to impress on loan at West Brom earlier this term and is looking to get back on track with regular football.

Brighton, Fulham and Charlton Athletic are all keen to take the young prospect who has struggled for first team game time at the Emirates after making his debut back in 2012.

Crystal Palace are reportedly ready to test Hull City's resolve with a summer bid for Mo Diame.

Although they did make enquiries about Diame's availability, the Eagles didn't make a bid in January but were apparently waiting until the close season, with Alan Pardew a big admirer of the midfielder.

Diame, who joined the Tigers from West Ham in 2014, is now in the last 18 months of his contract.

Former Town keeper Alex Smithies has opened up about his penalty saving technique.

Goalkeeper Alex Smithies who recently joined QPR from Huddersfield Town.
Goalkeeper Alex Smithies who recently joined QPR from Huddersfield Town.

As a youth, the QPR stopper had a foolproof way of giving himself the advantage - by pointing in the same direction he was about to dive.

However, he found Championship strikers too savvy to fall for it and had to develop new methods for spot kick situations.

He told GetWestLondon: “I got into the first team at Huddersfield - and it didn’t work.

“And since, I’ve tried all sorts, but I’m not going to say what I do now.

“Everyone’s different; I’ve tried pointing in one direction; looking at videos; I went through a spell in the England youth games where I pointed left and dived left. They always wanted to beat me in the way I was going and I saved five in a row.”

Fulham are set to make a £6.6million loss on the sale of Kostas Mitroglou according to the latest press reports.

Signed from Olympiakos in January 2013, he has played just three times for the Cottagers after spending 2014/15 on loan at his former club.

Now, Fulham are said to have agreed a £5.4m deal with Benfica, representing a loss of over £6m on the price they paid for his services three years' ago.