Leeds United are hoping to complete transfers for Liam Bridcutt and Mustapha Carayol.
Reports have emerged that the Elland Road club are already planning for the summer, and have made permanent deals for the two loanees, from Sunderland and Middlesbrough respectively, top of the priority list.
Both have impressed during their time in Yorkshire, and Leeds have apparently entered into talks to move forward with the duo on their books.
Speaking of Leeds, they might not have to face former Town striker Jordan Rhodes from the start when they take on Middlesbrough on Monday.
Boss Aitor Karanka has insisted that Rhodes' point-saving heroics at MK Dons, when he netted the equaliser deep in stoppage time, were not enough to guarantee the new signing a starting spot at Elland Road.
Karanka declared : “I have six days to think.
“I don’t know now because I have to analyse the game and analyse the opponent and it’s too early to say if he is going to play or not. Everybody who is coming here, all of them know they are coming to a really, really good changing room with a really good atmosphere and the foundations are respect for all the team.”
David Wagner's Huddersfield Town are facing Nottingham Forest this weekend, and reports today suggest that current loan star and top scorer Nelson Oliveira was once the subject of a huge deal between Benfica and Zenit St Petersburg.
Signed on loan from Benfica, Oliveira is rediscovering his early promise with eight goals in 24 appearances for Forest.
Once tipped as a potential superstar, the Russian club allegedly agreed a £23.5m fee for his services around the same time they signed Axel Witsel - according to Desporto in Portugal. However, the agreement expired in February 2013.
Former Town boss Neil Warnock remains in the frame to take over at Rotherham until the end of the season.
Millers chairman Tony Stewart has told the press that he has been flattered by the number of applications for the position, but he's looking for someone with "the X Factor".
He said: “We have had lots of applications. The run-of-the-mill merry-go-ones and some good ones from people in and out of jobs. It’s been quite flattering.
“There’s a lot of managers out of work. But when you filter that down, we are looking for someone who has got that experience and X-Factor. There’s two or three we are interested in."
Meanwhile, Derby County have played down rumours of an approach for Nigel Pearson over their vacant managerial position .
There were multiple reports in the national media that the former Leicester City boss had been sounded out for the role, but the Derby Telegraph's sources believe those stories are wide of the mark.
The bookies have placed Pearson at the top of the favourite list.
Charlton Athletic are set to win the race to loan Arsenal starlet Serge Gnabry - according to the Sevenoaks Chronicle.
The 20-year-old struggled with Premier League side West Brom earlier this season but a clutch of Championship clubs had been linked with taking him on a temporary deal.
The Addicks already have Arsenal forward Yaya Sanogo on loan until the end of the season.
However, Wolves have apparently been struggling to land their transfer targets.
T he Express and Star report that Wanderers agreed deals for two international left backs in the winter window but both turned down the chance to move to Molineux.
Both Francois Moubanje, who plays for Toulouse, and Denmark international Nicolai Boilesen, currently on the books at Ajax, were apparently unwilling to turn out in the Championship.
Reading captain Paul McShane has criticised his club's recent form and has described their playing style as akin to 'Russian Roulette'.
Brian McDermott's aside haven't won in five games and have now dropped to 15th in the table.
McShane is quoted as saying : "At the start of the season we were scoring early on in games, we were creating lots of chances and keeping other teams out.
“But it feels a bit like Russian roulette at the moment where it could go either way.
“We attack then the opposition attack and there is no in between, no stability.
“We’ve got to put that right and be more solid so that when we do go forward we aren’t caught on the break.”