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That’s your lot from today but for a simple guide to the landscape - transfer gossip round-up is here.
I’ll be back tomorrow from 2pm with all the latest movers and shakers from across the Championship as we approach the deadline and I’ll be taking you right through to 11pm when the window officially SLAMS SHUT.
Have a good evening!
Paul Lambert on Rhodes
It’s the story of the day... so here is Paul Lambert having his say on the collapsed Rhodes to Boro deal.
“This is the third window now where he has wanted to go and we felt it was right to give him that opportunity.
“After securing a good deal for the club, which would have enabled me to rebuild the squad, we allowed him to leave the team hotel on Friday night, but it appears that he could not agree personal terms with Middlesbrough.
“We had a terrific victory yesterday over Oxford United in the FA Cup, with some great performances by the players who came in, and we’ll continue to try and do that.”
Charlton offer Lookman new deal
Charlton youngster Ademola Lookman has the subject of a few raised eyebrows from Premier League sides this month but the Addicks won’t let him go without a fight.
They’ve offered him a new contract at the club - and it appears he’s ready to sign a new deal to keep him at the Valley until 2020.
That would be quite the result for Charlton, with Chelsea and Manchester City among the clubs circling.
Aiden McGeady to the Championship - but who?
Republic of Ireland international Aiden McGeady is close to joining a Championship club on loan but the identity of the club remains a mystery.
Roberto Martinez has confirmed two deals have been agreed and now it’s just a matter of time before one gets over the line.
Leeds, Wolves, Sheffield Wednesday and Hull have all been linked, so who’s your money on?
Another route to the Rhodes cash?
McCormack to extend Fulham stay?
What was I saying about McCormack?
Well, those pesky Sky Sources now claim he’s set for a contract extension with Fulham. Conveniently, that info was released not long after the Rhodes deal to Boro collapsed. The plot thickens.
The £11m man only signed a new contract at Craven Cottage at the start of the season but Fulham are keen to keep him, and it seems they’re leaving no option unused in the battle.
Boro confirm no deal for Rhodes
Official statement from Middlesbrough is in:
“The club can confirm that we have held talks with Blackburn Rovers striker Jordan Rhodes over the weekend but have failed to agree terms.”
Fairly unequivocal, although never say never in transfer season.
They may now be tempted to go back in for Ross McCormack in which case the Kike/van La Parra move would still be very much on the table.
Stay tuned, folks!
Gnabry wanted by Charlton
Away from Town, league rivals Charlton Athletic are trying to seal a deal for Arsenal youngster Serge Gnabry.
He’s had a tough time of it on loan at West Brom in the first half of this season so the Gunners will only let him to go somewhere that will guarantee games.
van La Parra in talks
Whether that Rhodes deal collapse has any bearing on van La Parra remains to be seen, but the winger is due to meet with Dean Hoyle today to discuss a move.
Town want a permanent deal for the Dutchman, not a loan deal, and he has 18 months left on his contract at Molineux.
The thoughts of a fanbase
More on that one as and when we get it.
Baffled and disappointed
Rhodes deal off
Confirmation from our friends at the Gazette that the Rhodes deal is OFF - Boro finding his wage demands too high and unable to thrash out personal terms, even though a fee had been agreed with Blackburn.
Where will Rhodes go from here?
More importantly, what does it mean for Town?
The lack of immediate cash is unlikely to worry them, but does it mean the merry-go-round will mean Kike not leaving Middlesbrough for Wolves and Town then finding it tricky to Rajiv van La Parra over the line?
Rhodes deal hits snag?
Ooof, a twist in the Rhodes to Boro tale.
Not at all bad for Town though, apparently a Premier League side have come in to rival Boro for the striker’s services. A bidding war can only be a positive for Town...but is it too late in the day?
Time will tell.
Manchester United midfielder to sign for Hull on loan
And a probability of a 64th comes from Hull, who look set to sign Manchester United man Nick Powell to boost their promotion push.
Steve Bruce is a big fan of the 21-year-old, while Powell needs first team football if he is to resurrect his career after a string of injuries.
According to the Daily Star, the midfielder has passed a medical and the two clubs are holding “constructive talks” about the move - which should go through before deadline.
Busy window for the championship
A quick rattle of the old abacus and I make it 63 incomings for Championship clubs so far.
But surely plenty of business yet to be done with Town well in the mix...
Leicester man on his way to Wales?
Another possible loan deal for Cardiff - Leicester midfielder Tom Lawrence has returned from Blackburn and is a possible loan target for the Bluebirds.
He’ll be seeking regular football ahead of Euro 2016 with one eye on the Wales squad - if he can get a productive loan spell in between now and then.
Cardiff the answer?
Leeds and Hull are also said to be interested - but Lawrence wants guaranteed game time.
Watch Wagner on transfers
With that van La Parra link gathering a fresh head of steam, it seems a good time to get Wagner’s views on the window straight from the horse’s mouth...
Zahore to Cardiff looks ON
Russell Slade was asked about it in his post-match press conference last night, and it looks as if Cardiff will be landing their man despite the transfer embargo.
Kenneth Zohore will sign for Vincent Tan’s Belgian club, KVK, and then immediately be loaned out to the Bluebirds.
Reaction to van La Parra story
Rhodes deal to spark van La Parra transfer?
Right, ready for this merry-go-round...
Jordan Rhodes is due to sign for Middlesbrough today - which gives Town an immediate boost to the transfer kitty. It also reportedly makes Kike surplus to requirements at Boro, and he could be allowed to go to Wolves...
Who will then let van La Parra go, given the additional reinforcements and the need to raise funds.
Could be an exciting 36 hours on our hands...
van La Parra?
Stand by for the latest on that one...
Talking of Leeds...
They might want to buy, but they don’t want to sell.
Story of most clubs, no?
While Steve Evans remains determined to land targets, he is also focused on keeping Lewis Cook - said to be interesting a host of Premier League suitors.
“When people talk to me how much Lewis Cook is worth, people got an example today. It is why when six or seven in the Premier League are offering multi-million pounds offers and they are here today. I tell you what I am doing if I am the chief scout of a Premier League club, I am phoning my chairman and saying ‘buy him.’
“But he is not for sale and we are not going to sell him. We want to be building with gifted young players on the park like him. “
Leeds still after Norwich striker
As we told you on Friday, Leeds are currently chasing Huddersfield-born Frazier Campbell from Crystal Palace, but their Premier League target list doesn’t end there.
Boss Steve Evans has said Kyle Lafferty remains on his wish list, as do others.
“I am not aware with what is happening with Lafferty. It’s been drifting for some time now.
“As I have always maintained, it is not just Kyle Lafferty who is in the equation for Leeds United, but a number of strikers.”
Wolves in chase for West Brom defender?
All happening in the Midlands today!
West Brom defender Sebastien Pocognoli is a target for local neighbours Wolves, who want to take him on loan.
After selling Scott Golbourne to Bristol City, WOlves boss Kenny Jackett is seeking a left back and Pocognoli could be a temporary solution.
Boro or Burnley for Pritchard?
Tottenham youngster Alex Pritchard has a decision on his hands - according to the Mirror.
The England u21 international was a hit for Brentford last season but injury problems have prevented him from making a real claim to Spurs’ first team plans.
Now he is set to return to the Championship on loan, but will it be the North East or North West?
He will reportedly choose between Burnley or Middlesbrough on Monday.
Latest on Rhodes
With Huddersfield due to get a slice of the Jordan Rhodes fee, it’s all eyes on Middlesbrough today with the striker due to complete an £11m move from Blackburn Rovers.
The deal is not completely signed and sealed yet, but shouldn’t take much longer you wouldn’t have thought. These comments from Paul Lambert are interesting, suggesting Rovers should have cashed in in the summer when Rhodes wanted to go:
“The club maybe should have taken (the money) when it happened before because the club has to rebuild. That’s evident to compete in the Championship – and I’m talking about the top end; to try and get out of the league.
“The club has to be rebuilt and the investment will help.
“It’s great scoring goals but if you’re not getting enough points and you’re not getting near the play-offs or the top of the table then it defeats the purpose. It’s chicken or the egg.
Phillips to West Brom
This is one story that isn’t going away...
West Brom expect to get an £8m deal for QPR winger Matt Phillips over the line before the deadline tomorrow.
No point in starting anywhere else is there? Over to you, David Wagner...
Asked yesterday if defeat would mean forays into the transfer market, it was an unequivocal NO.
That doesn’t mean no signings will arrive - just that any that do will not be a reaction to yesterday.
“We are looking at some possible signings.
“But as I have said, they must benefit us in the long term.
Hello and welcome to our Sunday edition of Championship transfer latest. Rumours, gossip, manager quotes - even a few done deals, they’ll all be here.
Deadline day is tomorrow night so things are sure to be heating up now as clubs try to get deals over the line.
So grab a cup of tea and a biscuit and buckle up, because this one’s sure to get busy...