The summer transfer window is into its final month 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:    

Dean Hammond is the next name on Reading manager Nigel Adkins' hit-list as the Royals prepare to add to the summer signings of Simon Cox, Jamie Mackie and Anton Ferdinand with a cut-price swoop for the former Brighton and Hove Albion and Southampton midfielder. (Get Reading)

Wolves have abandoned their pursuit of Leicester City striker Chris Wood after failing to agree a deal with the Foxes or the player, with boss Kenny Jackett admitting his side will move onto other targets. (Birmingham Mail)

Middlesbrough are ready to offer left-back George Friend a new deal to stave off interest from Premier League duo QPR and Crystal Palace, with the 26-year-old having just one year remaining on his current deal. (Gazette Live)

Danny Gabbidon is training with Cardiff City in a bid to seal a playing return with the Bluebirds with boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer set to run the rule over the experienced defender after his release from Crystal Palace as the Welsh outfit also prepare to seal a deal for Norwich City's Anthony Pilkington. (Wales Online)

Will Buckley is set to complete his move from Brighton to Sunderland today after undergoing a medical on Wearside yesterday evening ahead of his proposed £2.5m move, with Albion also suffering a blow in landing left-back target Lee Wallace after Rangers boss Ally McCoist refuted the rumours. (The Argus)

Leeds United have stepped up their move for Kieran Agard after holding a round of talks with counterparts Rotherham United earlier this week to try and seal a breakthrough for what would be the Whites' 11th summer signing. (Yorkshire Evening Post)

Millwall could turn to Watford forward Mathias Ranegie if they are frustrated in their pursuit of Leeds forward and top target Matt Smith, with the Whites keen to hang onto the forward. Huddersfield Town winger Sean Scannell is another target for the Lions. (News at Den)

Blackpool's new signing Joan Oriol could soon be joined at the Seasiders by twin brother Edu Oriol, who watched his prospective new club's Capital One Cup defeat at Shrewsbury Town in midweek and has been training for the last few days with the club. (Blackpool Gazette)