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:  

Chelsea starlet Patrick Bamford is among a host of loan targets for Middlesbrough, but the Teessiders will face competition from Derby County, Wolves and Premier League outfit QPR in the race to sign the 20-year-old. (Gazette Live)

Millwall are exploring the idea of a sensational swoop for Tim Cahill, the former Lions midfielder, who could be set for a loan move from New York Red Bulls but QPR and Sunderland have already registered their interest in Australia's World Cup star. (News at Den)

Bolton Wanderers manager Dougie Freedman has allayed fears that goalkeeper Adam Bogdan and midfielder Mark Davies could be leaving the club in the transfer window despite the duo's respective absences during pre-season only serving to fuel speculation. (The Bolton News)

Leeds United's deal for Federico Viviani is believed to be in the balance after the Roma midfielder's proposed switch to Elland Road hit an unexpected late snag over contractual terms. (Yorkshire Evening Post)

Blackpool face a wait to sign Ishmael Miller after the free agent asked for more time to consider his options, with the managerial uncertainty surrounding Jose Riga believed to be one factor. Triallists Faris Haroun, Jacob Mellis and Angel Martinez remain in contention. (Blackpool Gazette)

Ipswich Town will not be taking up the option to sign triallist Leroy Lita but manager Mick McCarthy will continue to run the rule over Owen Garvan and Balint Bajner. (East Anglian Daily Times)

Sheffield Wednesday will allow triallist Dejan Kelhar to continue proving his worth at Hillsborough after an impressive performance in the Owls' 2-1 defeat to FC Arsenal Tula. (The Star)

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