The summer transfer window has officially opened and many Championship clubs have already moved to obtain their top targets ahead of next season.

As players' contracts expire, managers and club officials will be busy plotting their next moves.

Get the latest Championship transfer news, gossip and rumours from various newspapers and websites below...

Transfer gossip and rumours:   

Cardiff City are set to launch a third improved bid for Southampton defender Jose Fonte after seeing their latest £3.25m offer rejected. The Saints reportedly want closer to £5m for Fonte, who would be expected to replace Steven Caulker at the Cardiff City Stadium. (Wales Online)

Bolton Wanderers manager Dougie Freedman is keen to bring in three players before the Trotters' 2014/2015 season gets underway at Watford and Huddersfield Town winger Adam Hammill features highly on his wishlist. (The Bolton News)

Rotherham United could be ready to return with a renewed offer for Swindon Town midfielder Massimo Luongo after watching him take part in a friendly match for the Robins against Southampton this week. (The Star)

Leeds United reportedly had a deal in place for Catania central defender Giuseppe Bellusci but were unable to agree personal terms, leaving manager Dave Hockaday with just three bona fide central defenders ahead of the season's start in just over a fortnight. (Yorkshire Evening Post)

Udinese striker Odion Ighalo has revealed he is closing in on a loan move to Watford, which will do little to dampen the speculation linking star forward Troy Deeney with a move away from the club. (Sky Sports News)

David Davis' move from Wolves to League One outfit Barnsley has collapsed after the midfielder and the Tykes proved to be too far apart in personal terms. (Express & Star)

Derby County will not be following up their interest in trialist Alasane Toure, with the 25-year-old defender set to leave the Rams' training camp in Austria after failing to sufficiently impress in pre-season fixtures against Notts County and Zenit St Petersburg. (Derby Telegraph)

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