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Thursday, August 7

BARNSLEY boss Danny Wilson is targetting two more additions to complete his summer recruitment after signing Burnley winger Keith Treacy on a two-year deal.

The Irishman has become the Reds ninth pre-season signing, with a targetman striker, given the departure of Chris O’Grady now believed to be high on Wilson’s priority list.

The Reds were interested in Michael Higdon before he signed for near-neighbours Sheffield United.

They have also been linked with a number of other frontmen throughout the close-season, having enquired about the availability of Rotherham striker Alex Revell earlier this summer, only to receive no encouragement.

Prior to the arrival of Treacy, a host of wingers had been tipped to make Oakwell moves, including James Coppinger and Carl Baker with the Reds also expressing an interest in Dundee United winger Gary Mackay-Steven.

Meanwhile, Middlesbrough midfielder Jacob Butterfield is due for talks with Huddersfield Town, but any prospective move is understood not to form part of the impending deal taking Terriers midfielder Adam Clayton to the Riverside.

Boro are understood to value Bradford-born Butterfield, who Town chief Mark Robins knows all about from his time at Barnsley, in the £1m bracket.

He is expected at the John Smith’s Stadium for talks today, according to reports.

The Clayton deal - a £1.5m initial fee rising to a possible £2m with add-ons - is just waiting to be signed off, having been held up while Town lined up a replacement.

The move is expected to be finalised today.

Shefffield Wednesday and Rotherham United are going head-to-head in their bid to sign St Johnstone striker Stevie May, with Owls chairman Milan Mandaric having confirmed the club have tabled an £800,000 bid.

May is in Europa League action for Saints tonight, in what could prove his last appearance for the Perth-based club.

Sheffield United are running the rule over former Everton and Sheffield Wednesday keeper Iain Turner, who ended last season at Barnsley.

Another keeper who is a free agent, ex-Derby custodian Ross Atkins, is also on trial with the Blades, keen to bring in some cover having allowed George Long to sign for Oxford United.

Meanwhile, Doncaster Rovers are seeking to add some goalkeeping cover before their big kick-off at Yeovil on Saturday.

Wednesday, August 6

SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY are targetting a move for St Johnstone striker Stevie May, with winger Michail Antonio set to leave the Owls and join Championship rivals Nottingham Forest.

Antonio is on the verge of joining Forest and is expected to have a medical at the City Ground today, pending the completion of a deal reportedly between £1.5m and £2m.

Meanwhile, the Owls are planning for life without Antonio by attempting to boost their ranks with a move for May, who is also high on the wanted list of South Yorkshire neighbours Rotherham United.

They are understood to have tabled an offer in the region of £800,000 which is close to Saints’ asking price for May.

Hull are also believed to monitoring highly-rated young Cork City defender Brian Lenihan, who has also been watched by Yorkshire rivals Leeds United and Huddersfield Town, along with Spurs, Aston Villa and Bournemouth.

The Tigers’ remain keen on a move for Spurs centre-half Michael Dawson.

Sheffield United manager Nigel Clough is set to intensifying his search for defensive recruits following the capture of striker Michael Higdon.

Clough has seen a move for Derby’s Kieron Freeman flounder, but he has a number of other back-four targets and is keen to boost his ranks before the big kick-off.

Bradford City midfielder Jason Kennedy has been linked with a move back to his native north-east with Hartlepool United.

Kennedy was on the wanted list of Pools last summer, but opted for a move to Valley Parade, where he has found opportunities hard to come by.

Tuesday, August 5

ROTHERHAM United are being forced to play a waiting game in their bid to sign big striking target Stevie May.

Talks have resumed between St Johnstone and the Millers over the future of the St Johnstone forward with a fee of around £800,000 being negotiated.

However, Saints manager Tommy Wright is confident the 21-year-old will play in the Europa League tie against Spartak Trnava in Slovakia on Thursday, although discussions are ongoing between the clubs.

Huddersfield Town are continuing to run the rule over free agent Sean St Ledger, with the Republic of Ireland international defender without a club after leaving Leicester City.

Former Town player Danny Schofield is set to link up with FC Halifax.

Speculation has suggested the Leeds owner Massimo Cellino has turned down the chance to sign Billy Sharp and Luciano Becchio, among several players being offered to the club.

Leeds remain locked in discussions with representatives of Juventus defender Frederick Sorensen, with the Danish centre-back co-owned with Bologna.

United continue to be linked with Cardiff City defender Mark Hudson in the south Wales press, but the reports appear wide of the mark.

Former Barnsley winger Paddy McCourt is the subject of interest in England and his native Northern Ireland, with former Reds boss David Flitcroft, now managing League Two promotion favourites Bury, one of several keen to sign him.

Ex Barnsley trialist and former Rotherham striker Will Hoskins has linked up with Yeovil.

Thursday, July 31

A NUMBER of clubs are in the mix to sign Tom Kennedy after he left Barnsley.

The left-back reached an agreement with the Reds over the remaining 12 months of his contract, with the Oakwell outfit having been keen to get him off the wage bill to give themselves more room for manoevure in the transfer market.

Meanwhile, the Reds are likely to bring in Hull City full-back Joe Dudgeon on loan as a direct replacement for Kennedy.

Dudgeon, born in Leeds, played just twice for the Tigers last season and is seeking to get his career back on track after a serious knee injury in October 2012.

Barnsley are also attempting to sign Carl Baker and Reece Brown and have been linked with former Motherwell forward Michael Higdon.

Sheffield United, following their capture of young Derby striker Mason Bennett on loan, remain keen on former loanee John Brayford, while Huddersfield Town’s much-coveted midfielder Adam Clayton continues to be on the radar of Championship rivals Brighton and Middlesbrough.

Doncaster Rovers, following their signings of Curtis Main, Nathan Tyson and Cedric Evina, are now attempting to push through a deal to re-sign James Coppinger, with manager Paul Dickov having also lined up several other targets.

Young Rotherham United duo Daniel Rowe and Nicky Walker are set to join League Two outfit Wycombe Wanderers on loan.

Wednesday, July 30

SHEFFIELD UNITED manager Nigel Clough is close to complete a double loan raid on former club Derby County with Mason Bennett and Kieron Freeman set to join the club.

Teenage striker Bennett, 18, who became the youngest player in Rams history at just 15 years and 99 days when he featured against Middlesbrough in October 2011, only signed a new four-year deal at Pride Park earlier this week,

But with regular first-team football unlikely at Derby this season, the Rams head coach Steve McClaren is willing to loan him to aid his development and he is now set to join the Blades.

He spent a spell at League Two club Chesterfield last seasom.

Clough confirmed after last night’s friendly loss to Huddersfield to a deal to bring right-back Freeman back to Bramall Lane after his loan spell late last season had basically been agreed.

Barnsley have completed the signing of Cambridge United midfielder Ashley Berry on a three-year deal.

The box-to-box player, 22 hit 14 goals in 47 games for the U’s last term.

Meanwhile, the Reds are also taking a look at former Stevenage frontman Marcus Haber on trial.

The German forward spent a short spell on trial at Leeds United in the summer of 2008.

Sheffield Wednesday are being strongly linked with a move for Leeds United defender Tom Lees.

Head coach Stuart Gray has lined up a number of players to join the club pending the successful ratification of Hafiz Mammadov’s takeover deal and one of those is understood to be Lees.

Leeds are monitoring Chesterfield’s former Hull City centre-back Liam Cooper.

Veteran midfielder Jonathan Greening has failed to secure a deal at Rotherham United and has now linked up with Hartlepool United.

The 35 year old, who has had spells in the Championship with West Brom and Nottingham Forest, along with a loan spell at Barnsley, had been on trial at the club for a week.

But despite playing parts in the friendlies against old side Nottingham Forest, Tamworth and Alfreton, Millers manager Steve Evans has decided against the signing of the player.

Tuesday, July 29

BARNSLEY are set to seal a double swoop with the capture of Carl Baker and Reece Brown.

Former Stockport County attacking midfielder Baker, 31, is expected to join from League One rivals Coventry City, having been granted permission to talk to another League One club.

The ex-Sky Blues skipper was reportedly spotted in the stand at Oakwell on Saturday for their 1-1 friendly draw with Hull City.

Baker, who has another year left on his contract, has also been linked with Leyton Orient, but it looks likely he will seal a move to Barnsley.

Trialist right-back Reece Brown, who featured against the Tigers at the weekend, is also tipped to join.

The former Watford defender is the brother of one-time Manchester United and England defender Wes.

The Reds are also in the hunt for former Motherwell striker Michael Higdon, who is currently playing in Holland.

Ex-Oakwell duo Jacob Mellis and Tomasz Cywka have joined Blackpool, who have also signed former Huddersfield Town skipper Peter Clarke, who had been on trial at Doncaster Rovers.

Meanwhile, Bristol City are being linked with a move for Rotherham United striker Kieran Agard.

The striker, who enjoyed a prolific 2013-14, is under contract at the New York Stadium for the forthcoming season, but has failed to agree terms on an extended deal.

That has alerted several clubs, with City now hoping to entice the Londoner to Ashton Gate, with the big-spending west country outfit ready to table a bid.

Doncaster left-back James Husband is expected to complete his £500,000 move to Middlesbrough today.

Boro striker Curtis Main is in talks about a move the other way, with Rovers yesterday belatedly starting their summer recruitment by handing Nathan Tyson a one-year contract, with young players Harry Middleton and Alex Peterson penning 12 month deals.

Wednesday, July 23

SHEFFIELD UNITED goalkeeper George Long is wanted on loan by League Two side Oxford United, with talks having been held between the two clubs.

Long found himself behind first-choice Mark Howard in the second half of last term, with Blades manager Nigel Clough confirming earlier this summer that the 20-year-old can leave on loan in order to get some game time.

Long now features high on the wanted list of recently-appointed U’s chief Michael Appleton.

The Blades are running the rule over former Chelsea defender Adam Nditi and ex-Glasow Rangers player Robbie Crawford, who both featured in their 1-1 draw at Chris Wilder’s Northampton Town last night.

Blades youngster Joe Ironside is on trial at Conference Premier outfit Grimsby Town.

Meanwhile, Blackburn Rovers manager Gary Bowyer has quashed speculation that rumoured Sheffield Wednesday target Leon Best is poised to leave Ewood Park and head across the Pennines to S6.

Fresh reports have linked the Owls with a move for Best, who spent a productive loan spell at Hillsborough last term.

But Bowyer insists there has been no contact for the Owls, despite one of two tentative enquiries by clubs for the player.

Hull City are being linked with a move for Rennes centre-back Jean-Armel Kana-Biyik.

Boss Steve Bruce is keen on bolstering his central defensive department, having been thwarted in moves for Joleon Lescott and Michael Dawson, with a bid to sign Sheffield United’s Harry Maguire also becoming increasingly protracted.

Cameroon international Kana-Biyik, 25, is keen on a move to England after falling out of favour at Rennes last season.

The future of key Doncaster Rovers duo James Coppinger and Richie Wellens remains uncertain after they were not involved in the club’s 4-0 friendly win at Grimsby Town last night.

The collapse of John Ryan and Louis Tomlinson’s takeover of the club who cast doubt on whether they had retain the duo, with Rovers’ officials meeting today to discuss a revised transfer budget in the light of events last week.

Barnsley have capitalised on the uncertainty at the Keepmoat Stadium by finalising a deal to sign free agent midfielder James Bailey, who had been on trial at Rovers, on a two-year deal with another trialist, former Huddersfield captain Peter Clarke, not featuring in the victory at Grimsby.

Paul Quinn has returned to training with the club, but didn’t play at Blundell Park.

Meanwhile, Huddersfield Town midfielder Adam Hammill is being linked with a move to Bolton Wanderers.

Rotherham United winger David Worrall have parted company by mutual consent.

Tuesday, July 22

DONCASTER ROVERS target Ishmael Miller has turned down a move to the League One club and has linked up instead with Blackpool.

Rovers were keen on landing 27-year-old Miller to spearhard their strikeforce next term, but the much-travelled striker rejected a switch due to his desire to stay in the Championship, with crisis club Pool offering him that chance.

Miller is a free agent after his deal at Nottingham Forest expired at the end of June.

Rovers boss Paul Dickov is expected to receive the green light to bring in some new signings following a meeting regarding the club’s playing budget today.

Major shareholder Terry Bramall has reassured supporters that Rovers will have a competitive budget next season despite the collapse of John Ryan and Louis Tomlinson’s takeover of the club.

Bramall moved at the weekend to reassure supporters that Rovers will have a budget in order to compete at the top end of League One.

Dickov is hoping to complete deals to sign trialists Peter Clarke and James Bailey, with stalwart James Coppinger having also verbally agreed a deal which is awaiting official completion.

Barnsley have reportedly seen an offer for Dagenham striker Rhys Murphy rejected.

The former Arsenal forward returned to England last season following a spell in Holland, scoring 13 goals in 32 appearances for the Daggers.

The Republic of Ireland under-21 international has attracted attention from a number of League One clubs, including Peterborough United and Coventry City.

Reds defender Martin Cranie is in talks with Blackpool, with Tom Kennedy also seemingly close to a move to Bloomfield Road. Sheffield Wednesday head coach Stuart Gray is hoping to complete the signing of Istres midfiedler Florian Tardieu after agreeing an undisclosed fee for the 22-year-old.

Gray spoke to Tardieu’s representatives last week, but the deal is pending ratification of Hafiz Mammadov’s takeover of the Owls.

Gray, also linked with a renewed move for former loan striker Leon Best, is keen to seal the deal before the end of the club’s five-day pre-season training camp in Slovenia.

Steve Bruce is switching his attentions to Dundee United left-back Andy Robertson afrer coolling his interest in Tottenham Hotspur defender Danny Rose.

The Hull boss is in talks with United regarding sought-after defender Robertson and is also continuing with his dialogue with Sheffield United regarding the signing of Harry Maguire.

Bruce has seen bids for Robertson and Magurie knocked back, but is maintaining his interest in the duo - despite their current valuations being apart - and is keen to add them to his squad, having already signed Jake Livermore, Robert Snodgrass and Tom Ince.

Meanwhile, Bruce also remains interested in Spurs centre-back Michael Dawson, currently away on the club’s tour of the US after failing to agree a £4m move to the KC Stadium with the Tigers chief prepared to play a waiting game in his quest to sign the Northallerton-born player.

Huddersfield Town have ended their interest in trialist defender Markus Holgersson, while Middlesbrough remain interested in Town midfielder Adam Clayton.

Rotherham United have tabled a transfer-record breaking offer for a young striker as boss Steve Evans seeks a 12th summer signing.

The Millers have broken their record already this summer to sign Aston Villa frontman Jordan Bowery.

Earlier this month, the Millers saw a big-money bid for Swindon Town midfielder Massimo Luongo rejected by the Wiltshire club.

The Championship new boys have been linked with a move for forward Milan Lalkovic, also interesting Preston, with former Saddlers players Febian Brandy and Mat Sadler having already headed to the New York Stadium this close season.

Lalkovic has also been linked with several foreign clubs having become a free agent after leaving parent club Chelsea at the end of last term, with the Slovakian impressing on loan at the Banks Stadium last term.

Monday, July 21

HULL CITY boss Steve Bruce is intensifying his bid to land Tottenham Hotspur full-back Danny Rose in a £6m move.

The Doncaster-born defender is down the pecking order at White Hart Lane, with his future looking increasingly bleak with the North London outfit close to finalising a big-money £8m move for Swansea’s Ben Davies.

That has alerted Tigers chief Bruce, who is ready to take his summer spending to £22m by sealing a move for left-back Rose, 24, who has made just 57 appearances for Spurs since joining from Leeds for £1m seven years ago.

Meanwhile, Nick Proschwitz’s Tigers hell could be finally set to end with Wolverhampton Wanderers linked with a loan move for the German frontman, whose Hull career is all but over.

Barnsley are running the rule over former Bolton and Aston Villa defender Zat Knight, with club captain Martin Cranie being linked with a move to Blackpool.

Cranie is reportedly in talks with the Seasiders and is expected to follow Luke Steele and Chris O’Grady and leave the Oakwell outfit, busy getting their high earners off their books following their relegation last term.

Former Rotherham United frontman Will Hoskins played for the majority of Saturday’s friendly in Italy against Torino, with manager Danny Wilson expected to make a final decision on his future shortly after he linked up with the Reds on trial earlier this pre-season.

Huddersfield Town chief Mark Robins is set to decide upon the fate of trialist Swedish defender Markus Holgersson, who netted in Saturday’s 4-1 friendly victory over Portuguese side SC Portimonense, in the near future.

Holgersson, 29, who has had a previous spell in England with Wigan Athletic, has previously played for Helsingborgs, Angelholms and Hoganas Bk.

Southend United have joined the clutch of clubs interested in signing Rotherham United winger David Worrall, also wanted by Walsall, Crewe Alexandra, Notts County and Oldham Athletic.

Chelsea’s Nigerian international defender Kenneth Omeruo is to return on loan to Middlesbrough after his successful stint on Teesside in the second half of last season.

The centre-half is likely to join Boro on a season-long loan.

In a tweet, Omeruo wrote: “Holiday is finished. Almost time for work again. Happy to be re joining Boro for a new season.”

Thursday, July 10

HULL CITY and Premier League rivals Queens Park Rangers are reportedly tracking Marseille midfielder Morgan Amalfitano.

Amalfitano is out of contract, and while the French club want to agree a new deal the Europa League-bound Tigers and newly-promoted Hoops - who meet on the opening weekend of the top-flight campaign on August 16 are also ready to offer him contracts.

The 29-year-old spent last season in England, on loan at West Brom, starting 26 of the Baggies’ 38 top-flight matches, scoring four goals - including their opener in a shock 2-1 away win over champions Manchester United.

MK Dons are the only side to have bid for Scunthorpe United forward - and rumoured Sheffield United target - Sam Winnall.

The Iron turned down a £100,000 bid for the striker a fortnight ago, with Coventry City also linked with the 23-year-old.

Doncaster Rovers boss Paul Dickov has labelled defender Paul Quinn as ‘unprofessional’ for failing to report for pre-season training for the second consecutive summer.

Quinn, who has activated a release clause in his contract, was not part of the squad who triumpghed 2-0 at Bradford Park Avenue last night, a game in which former Huddersfield Town captain Peter Clarke featured.

Clarke is on trial at Rovers along with ex-Derby midfielder James Bailey and former Sheffield United and Rotherham United full-back Jon Otsemobor, who also played against Avenue.

Dickov is being forced to wait until the shares of Terry Bramall and Dick Watson are transfered to John Ryan and Louis Tomlinson on July 18 before kick-starting his recruitment programme, with a number of players waiting to sign new deals.

James Coppinger has agreed fresh terms, with skipper Richie Wellens expected to also agree a contract extension.

Wednesday, July 9

BARNSLEY are keen to move on high earners Martin Cranie, Chris O’Grady and Tom Kennedy as they endeavour to cut costs and ease their wage bill at Oakwell.

O’Grady has been linked with a number of clubs, including Sheffield United, but after exploratory talks with the Blades, any prospective deal hasn’t yet significantly moved on, while Cranie has potential suitors in the Championship.

Middlesbrough are being tipped to come back in with a renewed move for Huddersfield Town midfielder Adam Clayton and despite speculation they might offer a player as part-exchange, the Teessiders are likely to prefer a cash-only deal.

Kei Kamara and former Barnsley midfielder Jacob Butterfield had been mentioned as possibly being involved in a cash-plus-player deal.

Italian reports say Leeds United are set to sign Serie A duo Daniele Cacia, a striker with Verona, and Swiss defender Jonathan Rossini from Sassuolo following their capture of goalkeeper Marco Silvestri and midfielder Tommaso Bianchi.

Leeds are also being strongly linked with Catania’s French-born striker Souleymane Doukara on their radar as they look to replace talismanic striker Ross McCormack after his £11million move to Fulham.

Sheffield Wednesday could enter the race to sign Bolton Wanderers’ Republic of Ireland international midfielder Keith Andrews, who is also on the wanted list of Huddersfield.

Hull are being linked with a fresh move for Nicklas Bendtner, who is available on a free transfer following his release from Arsenal.

Tigers chief Steve Bruce has signed the Denmark international on two occasions in the past when in charge of both Birmingham and Sunderland, and rumours linking him with Hull refuse to go away.

Chelsea’s Nigerian international defender Kenneth Omeruo has also been linked with a loan move to Hull, with Middlesbrough - where he spent a productive spell last season - also keen on taking him back to Teesside.

Tuesday, July 8

SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY are set to follow up their capture of Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Kieren Westwood with the signing of Chelsea defender Sam Hutchinson, who spent a loan spell at Hillsborough last term.

The 24-year-old utility man, a top target for Owls head coach Stuart Gray this summer, will reportedly undergo a medical today, with Wednesday having beaten off interest from Millwall to sign him.

Hutchinson is expected to pen a two-year deal at Hillsborough, with Millwall only prepared to offer him a 12-month contract.

The Owls are still awaiting ratification from the Football League of Hafiz Mammadov’s deal to take over the club.

Meanwhile, former Derby County midfielder James Bailey is set to sign for Doncaster Rovers, although he is expected to have to wait until formal control of the club stakes passes over from major shareholders Terry Bramall and Dick Watson to John Ryan and Louis Tomlinson on July 18 before securing a deal.

Several offer players are waiting on contracts until the takeover formally goes through at the Keepmoat Stadium.

Rotherham United are being tipped to resurrect their bid to sign St Johnstone striker Stevie May, while Sheffield United are set to complete a deal to sign Blackpool’s promising teenage centre-half Harrison McGahey this week.

Monday, July 7

SHEFFIELD UNITED have staged talks with South Yorkshire neighbours Barnsley about striker Chris O’Grady, subject of intense transfer speculation this summer.

O’Grady is set to leave for pastures new, with the Blades understood to held exploratory discussions with the Reds shortly after the Oakwell outfit’s relegation to League One.

The former Rotherham and Sheffield Wednesday frontman saw a potential move to Charlton fall through last month, with a number of clubs believed to be monitoring developments along with the Blades.

Meanwhile, Barnsley defender Martin Cranie is attracting Championship interest, with the former Coventry skipper - one of the higher earners at Oakwell - another player expected to move on this close season.

Tykes chief Danny Wilson is running the rule over former Millers striker Will Hoskins, with the injury-plagued forward, who has left Brighton, on trial at the club.

Doncaster Rovers are yet to strike in the summer transfer market, but are believed to close to sealing a move for ex-Huddersfield striker Peter Clarke.

Rovers were in the market for former midfielder Paul Green ahead of his move to neat-neighbours Rotherham and were also interested in Blackpool keeper Matt Gilks prior to his switch to Burnley.

Middlesbrough and Norwich could reportedly test the resolve of Huddersfield Town with a seven-figure move for midfielder Adam Clayton.

Clayton, Town’s player-of-the-season last term, has caught the eye of relegated duo Norwich and Cardiff and was the subject of a failed £1m bid from Brighton in January.

Boro head coach Aitor Karanka has also been checking on Clayton after his instrumental role last season in helping Town avoid relegation and is expected to maintain his interest.

Hull City are continuing to attempt to push through a move for winger Tom Ince, but speculation is abound that Stoke City could yet come in with a decisive 11th-hour offer.

Thursday, July 3

DONCASTER ROVERS are targetting a move for former Nottingham Forest, Middlesbrough and West Brom striker Ishmael Miller, but face stiff competition from several Championship sides for his signature.

Rovers are in need of firepower after the exit of Chris Brown and Billy Paynter, with manager Paul Dickov keen to land Miller, who he briefly played with in his playing days at Manchester City.

Miller struck ten goals in 19 games during a loan spell at Yeovil last term ahead of leaving the Glovers just before the end of the season.

Spurs reserve forward Jonathan Obika is also on Dickov’s radar, with the Rovers chief light of numbers in the attacking department with Theo Robinson currently his only recognised forward.

Rovers are taking a look at two trialists in pre-season traiing in former Derby midfielder James Bailey and ex-Sheffield Wednesday and Rotherham full-back Jon Otsemobor.

Both players are free agents, with Rovers also linked with a move for former Huddersfield Town skipper Peter Clarke.

Meanwhile, Hull City are distancing themselves from a move for Rovers full-back James Husband.

Tigers boss Steve Bruce is in the market for a left-back, but is expected to opt for a signing with experience.

Bruce’s main focus is on getting deals for Tom Ince and Michael Dawson over the line following the big-money captures of Jake Livermore and Robert Snodgrass.

Wednesday, July 2

BUSY ROTHERHAM UNITED manager Steve Evans is lining up a 12th transfer recruit of a hectic close season after tabling a bid for an unnamed striker.

Evans, who sealed the signing of ex-Leeds and Doncaster midfielder Paul Green on Monday, has already captured Jordan Bowery in a club-record move and fellow frontman Matt Darbyshire, with the club having now made two bids for two other players, one of whom is a forward.

Evans has played down reports linking the Millers with Bournemouth striker Brett Pitman, with the club also linked along with Bradford City, Port Vale and Crawley with a move for Swansea’s Wales U21 winger Gwion Edwards.

Another boss working on several deals is Hull City boss Steve Bruce, who is speaking to several players, including Blackpool’s Tom Ince and Spurs defender Michael Dawson about moves north.

Bruce is also reporteldy interested in Doncaster Rovers’ left-back James Husband, although Rovers remain keen on keeping the defender.

Glasgow Rangers are on the verge of signing released Leeds United defender Marius Zaliukas, who joined the Ibrox club for training yesterday.

Middlesbrough winger Marvin Emnes is due to complete a move from Boro to Swansea City for a fee in excess of £1 million.

Swansea have kept tabs on the Dutch forward ever since he impressed on a loan spell at the Liberty way back in 2010.

He returned for a second temporary stint last season, and did enough to convince Garry Monk he is worth signing on a permanent basis.

Emnes did not begin pre-season training with the rest of the Boro squad on Monday. Instead, he will arrive in Swansea today to finalise the switch to South Wales.

Tuesday, July 1

TOM INCE is reportedly in talks with Hull City about a move to East Yorkshire.

Ince, 22, recently rebuffed interest from Inter Milan with the winger keen on staying in England, with the former Liverpool and Blackpool player having also been in talks with Stoke City.

Meanwhile, Hull target Alefe Santos has signed for Derby County.

The Bristol Rovers player could sign for a new club from today and had seemed set to join the Tigers, who yesterday sealed a £7m move for Norwich’s Robert Snodgrass, but the rookie winger, 19, has now signed for the Rams.

MK Dons are set to win the race for striker Tom Hitchcock, who spent a loan spell at Rotherham United last season and who has been linked with a move to Barnsley.

Hitchcock, 21, is a free agent after being freed by QPR following their promotion to the top-flight.

The Reds are also understood to be interested in signing Spurs striker Jonathan Obika.

Meanwhile, former Sheffield Wednesday and Rotherham defender Jon Otsemobor has been handed the chance to earn a deal at Doncaster Rovers.

The 31-year-old right back has been invited to link up with Rovers for pre-season training with a view to earning a permanent deal after leaving MK Dons by mutual consent in January.

Bradford City will loook to raiding the loan market to bolster their ranks further ahead of the big kick-off on August 9.

The Bantams remain interested in Middlesbrough’s Adam Grealish and have also been linked with Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish, who impressed at Notts County last season.

Phil Parkinson has so far brought in five players, the latest of which was striker Billy Clarke, who joins Alan Sheehan and Gary Liddle, Billy Knott and Matty Dolan at Valley Parade.

Sheffield United striker Lyle Taylor has completed a move to Scunthorpe United.

Monday, June 30

DONCASTER ROVERS are being linked with a move for former Huddersfield Town captain Peter Clarke.

Clarke, 32, is a free agent after being released by the Terriers, with Preston and Barnsley also believed to be in the hunt.

With fitness concerns over Rob Jones and Bongani Khumalo having returned to parent club Spurs, the capture of Clarke would bolster Rovers’ back-four options, but they face stiff competition to sign him.

Meanwhile, Rotherham United - who have brought in a raft of new faces already this summer - are now said to be targetting Bournemouth striker Brett Pitman as they seek to bolster their striking ranks ahead of the start of the new season.

Pitman has struggled to establish himself as a first choice striker in the Championship with the Cherries and was used mainly as a substitute last term.

Hull City target Hector Moreno suffered a suspected broken leg playing for Mexico in their World Cup group stage defeat at Holland on Sunday - with the Tigers having been heavily linked with a move for the 26-year-old, expected to leave Espanyol and move to the Premier League.

Tigers chief Steve Bruce remains keen on Spurs defender Michael Dawson, 30, linked with a £4m move and their interest in the Northallerton-born centre-half is expected to intensify if the prognosis regarding Moreno is bad.

Also on the incoming front, Hull - close to completing a £7m move for ex-Leeds United winger Robert Snodgrass - are also reportedly close to bringing in former Blackpool star Tom Ince.

Stoke are also keen with Ince talking to clubs in England after turning down the chance to move to Inter Milan.

With Moreno appearing to be the man Pochettino wants at the heart of his defence, he is now at the centre of a transfer merry-go-round.

Sheffield United remain keen on former loan player John Brayford, with Chris O’Grady another target for Blades chief Nigel Clough.

Brayford’s future at Cardiff is expected to be discussed by manager Ole-Gunnar Solskjaer shortly.

One player expected to follow new Rotherham signing Febian Brandy out of Bramall Lane shortly is striker Lyle Taylor, with Scunthorpe set to beat off interest from Patrick Thistle and Falkirk to sign him.

Wednesday, June 25

HULL CITY have kick-started their bid to sign Tottenham Hotspur defender Michael Dawson by commencing discussions over a £4m deal.

The Tigers are locked in talks with Spurs, with Northallerton-born Dawson being tipped to head to pastures new, with the 30-year-old having just a year left on his deal and the White Hart Lane club expected to cash in.

Dawson is due to return from holiday today and is expected to resolve his future shortly.

QPR had also been rumoured to be in the hunt for Dawson, who worked with ex-Spurs manager and current Hoops chief Harry Redknapp.

But their capture of Rio Ferdinand is likely to have ended Redknapp’s interest in Dawson, although Crystal Palace and West Ham could yet enter the fray.

Sheffield United have issued a ‘hands-off’ warning to Celtic regarding Stefan Scougall - amid talk that the SPL giants could attempt to lure the diminutive midfielder back north of the border.

The ex-Livingston schemer, who only joined the Blades at the start of the year, has emerged as a potential target for new Celts boss Ronny Deila, but the Blades have no plans whatsoever to cash in on a player who is at the heart of their plans for next season.

Meanwhile, Walsall are bidding to take Blades striker Febian Brandy back to the Banks Stadium following his difficult first year at Bramall Lane.

Blades boss Nigel Clough will consider offers for the ex-Manchester United player, who is also on the wanted list of several other sides.

Sheffield Wednesday head coach Stuart Gray admits he is currently in limbo regarding his transfer plans and is awaiting for the green light in terms of Hafiz Mammadov’s takeover ratification before pressing ahead with significant incoming business.

Gray is hoping to sign Sam Hutchinson and retain the out-of-contract quartet of Chris Kirkland, Glenn Loovens, Oguchi Onyewu and Jose Semedo, with Andy Johnson also linked.

The Owls did complete one piece of transfer activity yesyerday, bringing in Northern Ireland U21 winger Paul McElroy on a free-transfer. He has signed a one-year deal.

Rotherham United are reportedly in talks with former Leeds United and MK Dons winger Ryan Hall.

Hall is a free agent having being released by the Dons after his short-term contract expired.

He played under Millers manager Evans during a loan spell at Crawley in 2008 from Crystal Palace.

Meanwhile, Millers defensive target Byron Webster has signed for Millwall.

Barnsley and Doncaster Rovers are among several clubs tracking Spurs striker Jonathan Okiba, with Charlton and Bristol City also keen on the forward.

Tuesday, June 24

HULL CITY are prepared to hold firm in their bid to sign Sheffield United defender Harry Maguire.

The Tigers are reportedly ready to pay almost £2m for Maguire, but will not be upping the ante further.

Maguire has been the subject of two failed bids from Wolves and also attracted the interest of Fulham ahead of their relegation to the Championship in May.

The Tigers are understood to be ready to offer £1.5m up front plus £500,000 in various add-ons for the Blades centre-half.

After agreeing a deal to land Jake Livermore, Hull’s majority priority is now bringing in Norwich winger Robert Snodgrass.

The former Leeds United player figured high on Steve Bruce’s summer shopping list and is almost certain to leave East Anglia, having stated his reluctance to sign a contract extension, with his Carrow Road deal expiring at the end of next season.

Meanwhile, QPR’s former England striker Andy Johnson, 33, is believed to be on the radar of Sheffield Wednesday head coach Stuart Gray, who tried to sign him on a temporary basis earlier this year.

Barnsley boss Danny Wilson is locked in negiotiations with former Reds skipper Brian Howard, released from his contract at Birmingham City earlier this year.

Wilson completed his third summer signing yesterday with the capture of Plymouth skipper Conor Hourihane on a three-year deal following on from the signing of Cowdenbeath striker Kane Hemmings and ex-Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper Adam Davies.

Rotherham United target Michael Morrison is set to sign a new two-year contract extension with Charlton by the end of this week.

The Millers, Ipswich and Wigan had all expressed an interest in the centre-back, who is due to become a free agent next week.

Blackburn Rovers boss Gary Bowyer has hit out at new Doncaster Rovers owner John Ryan after comments suggesting that the club could not compete with the Lancastrians’ offer of £10,000 a week to new Ewood Park signing Chris Brown.

The former Doncaster striker and player-of-the-year has completed his move to Blackburn, having admitted that the offer was too good to turn down.

Bowyer, who signed defender Tommy Spurr from Doncaster last summer, said, “Contrary to reports, he is not on the wages that their chairman has stated and we are disappointed that for the second summer running he has made comments regarding player’s wages that are both unwelcome and inaccurate.”

Monday, June 23

JAKE LIVERMORE is expected to undergo a medical today ahead of an £8m club record move to Hull City.

The Tigers are seeking to complete the deal to sign the Spurs midfielder, with his representatives currently talking terms with the club.

Livermore made 41 appearances during a season-long loan with the Tigers and impressed during a productive campaign.

Meanwhile, Hull continue to be linked with a move for Norwich City’s former Leeds United winger Robert Snodgrass with manager Steve Bruce also being tipped to enter the market to sign Spurs centre-back Michael Dawson, who hails from Northallerton.

Bruce has switched sights to the 30-year-old after missing out on signing Joleon Lescott, who has joined West Brom.

Doncaster Rovers boss Paul Dickov admits he is ‘more than hopeful’ that influential duo James Coppinger and Richie Wellens will be at the club next season.

Dickov does appear to be resigned to losing one key player from last season, with striker Chris Brown set to join Blackburn Rovers.

Patrick Thistle and Falkirk are battling it out to sign Sheffield United striker Lyle Taylor.

Taylor, who spent much of last season on loan at Thistle, has been told by manager Nigel Clough that he does not feature in his sides plan for next season.

The 24 year old scored seven goals in twenty appearances for Partick last term, helping to secure them safety in the Scottish Premiership.

But the Jags face competition from fellow SPL side Falkirk, where Taylor proved a crowd favourite before moving south of the border.

Meanwhile, a move for John Brayford could be back on the radar for the Blades.

Thursday, June 19

BARNSLEY are set to sign Cowdenbeath striker and Scottish Championship player of the year Kane Hemmings, 23, on a free transfer.

Hemmiings hit 24 goals last term for Cowdenbeath, who escaped relegation after a play-off win over Dunfermline.

Hemmings, who joined Rangers from non-league Tamworth in 2001, scored 24 goals this season as Cowdenbeath avoided the drop thanks to a play-off win over Dunfermline.

Meanwhile, Sheffield Wednesday head coach Stuart Gray is hoping to persuade Newcastle winger Sammy Ameobi to head south after expressing an interest in signing him.

The mercurial Magpies player, who spent part of 2012-13 on loan at Middlesbrough, has a year left on his contract on Tyneside, but is considering his options with his chances at St James’ Park likely to be limited next season.

Gray said: “We have spoken to Sammy’s agent. He is a quality player and he has shown that by playing in the Premier League. We will see what happens.”

Meanwhile, Doncaster Rovers striker Chris Brown is being linked with a move to Blackburn Rovers.

Huddersfield Town centre-back Joel Lynch has signed a two-year contract extension at the John Smith’s Stadium.

Hull City are refusing to concede defeat in their race to sign Joleon Lescott, despite West Brom claiming the box seat in the quest to sign him.

The Birmingham-born defender is being strongly linked with a return to the Midlands at West Brom and there are some suggestions he could have a medical at the Hawthorns today.

On Lescott, recently-appointed Baggies head coach Alan Irvine said: “I know Joleon really well and when we had our discussions we talked about the kind of players I would be interested in.

“The question was asked about whether we would be able to meet Joleon’s demands and I thought it might be one that would be too far for us to go.

But I threw the name in anyway and we’re in negotiations, which seem to be going really well.

“We hope we will be able to pull it off. He likes the idea of us working together again so that’s terrific.”

Hull still have an interest in Sheffield United defender Harry Maguire and have also been linked with Doncaster Rovers left-back James Husband.

Wednesday, June 18

WEST BROM appear to have hijacked Hull City’s move for ex-Manchester City defender Joleon Lescott.

Reports in the Midlands have suggested that the 31-year-old former England centre-half will head to the Hawthorns for a medical tomorrow to dash City’s hopes of signing him.

City had tabled a big-money two-year offer to Lescott, but a return to his roots in the Midlands appears to have won the day for Albion.

Birmingham-born Lescott, recently released by City, is a former Wolverhampton Wanderers player and he is familar with several members of the Albion backroom staff.

Barnsley have reportedly seen an undisclosed five-figure bid for Plymouth midfielder and captain Conor Hourihane turned down by the Devon outfit.

Argyle are determined to keep the 23-year-old Irish midfielder, although the Reds may yet come back with an improved bid.

Meanwhile, Doncaster Rovers winger Mark Duffy is closing in on a move to Birmingham City.

The 28-year-old, who only joined Rovers from neighbours Scunthorpe United last summer on a three-year deal, has exercised a clause in his contract allowing him to move for free after relegation.

Wolves may switch their attentions to Bournemouth defender Steve Cook, having so far failed to prise Harry Maguire away from Sheffield United.

Tuesday, June 17

BUSY ROTHERHAM United manager Steve Evans has sealed his sixth summer transfer capture - raiding his old club Crawley Town to sign left-back Mat Sadler.

The former Birmingham City defender has penned a one-year deal with the newly-promoted Championship outfit.

The Millers have already signed five other players - Scott Loach, Kirk Broadfoot, Conor Newton, Jordan Bowery and Matt Derbyshire.

In-demand FC Halifax Town striker Lee Gregory has moved to Championship side Millwall after the Londoners had a fourth bid accepted for the 25-year-old.

The former electrician has joined the Lions for a six-figure fee, believed to be in the region of £250,000.

The New Den outfit failed with bids of £100,000 and £150,000 for Gregory, with another offer believed to have been knocked back.

Several other clubs, including Barnsley were in the hunt for Gregory, along with MK Dons, with Huddersfield Town another who were believed to be keeping tabs on him.

Huddersfield Town are being linked with a reunion with Leeds United defender Lee Peltier, who is being tipped to make a return to the John Smith’s Stadium.

Peltier played two seasons for Town between 2009-2011 making 103 appearances, with his future at Elland Road uncertain after he ended the 2013-14 campaign on loan at Nottingham Forest.

The East Midlands side are rumoured to be in the hunt for Peltier, who has a year left on his United deal.

The former Liverpool product signed for Huddersfield from Yeovil Town and left to join Leicester City in the summer of 2011.

Town boss Mark Robins, who has also been linked with Coventry’s Cyrus Christie, is in the market for a right-back this summer.

Another Town target from the Sky Blues, out-of-contract midfielder Franck Moussa, is attracting attention from Charlton Athletic along with Wolves and Forest.

Ex-Leeds United winger Robert Snodgrass is being lined up for a return to Yorkshire with Hull City - and a deal could be completed shortly, according to reports.

The Scottish international is keen on a move away from the Canaries followiong their relegation with a number of top-flight outfits including the Tigers, Aston Villa, QPR and West Ham in the hunt.

Snodgrass has only one year left on his Norwich deal, but the Norfolk outfit have put a £6m price tag on his head, although it is unlikely they will receive that amount.

Meanwhile, Hull are believed to have entered the race for Sheffield United defender Harry Maguire by tabling a £1.5m bid and have also been credited with an interest in Manchester City’s Joleon Lescott.

The Blades are stepping up their interest in former loan defender Kieron Freeman.

Former Bradford City centre-back Carl McHugh has joined Plymouth Argyle on a two-year deal.

The 21-year-old’s contract at Valley Parade was due to expire this summer.

He is the third new player to join Plymouth this summer following the signings of Lee Cox and Deane Smalley as manager John Sheridan continues to build his squad for next season.

Motherwell have signed former Rotherham United winger Lionel Ainsworth.

Monday, June 16

HULL CITY have made enquiries about the availability of full-back duo Ryan Bertrand and Danny Rose as they intensify their hunt for a new left-back.

Landing a new defender on the left-hand side of defence is emerging as one of Steve Bruce’s big priorities, with Chelsea’s Bertrand and Spurs’ Doncaster-born player Rose figuring high on his wish list.

Bertrand is expected to move away from Stamford Bridge this summer if a rival club meets the Blues’ £7m asking price. Liverpool and Aston Villa are also interested.

Rose is highly regarded by Spurs, with suggestions emanating from White Hart Lane that he is being lined up to sign a contract extension following interest from London neighbours West Ham.

Sheffield United boss Nigel Clough has admitted that Barnsley striker Chris O’Grady is a player he is potentially interested in, with the Blades also being linked with Blackpool’s Harrison McGahey.

Clough has already been busy this summer bringing in James Wallace, Chris Basham, Andy Butler, Marc McNulty and Jamal Campbell-Ryce, while also re-signing Ben Davies and Chris Porter.

Huddersfield Town are one of a number of clubs reportedly linked with a move for Cardiff City midfielder Don Cowie.

Also reportedly in the hunt are Glasgow Rangers, Blackburn Rovers, Burnley and Cowie’s former club Watford.

Fleetwood are being linked with a move for recently-released former Bradford City captain Gary Jones.

Friday, June 13

Leeds United have received a bid of £5m for club captain Ross McCormack. The bid is believed to have come from either Derby County or Norwich City.

Sheffield United have completed a deal for Tranmere Rovers midfielder James Wallace, who joins on a two-year deal with the option of a third year.

Relegated Barnsley have made their first signing of the summer by bringing in former Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper Adam Davies on a two-year deal following his release by the Owls.

Leeds United continue to be linked to any Italian playing the game of football, this time it’s highly-rated Cagliari defender Dario Del Fabro, who they may face a battle with from Serie A relegated side Bologna.

Wolves are reportedly ready to end their interest in Sheffield United defender Harry Maguire with Hull City now in pole position.

Thursday, June 12

Yorkshire duo Huddersfield Town and Barnsley along with Birmingham City, Millwall and MK Dons are reportedly in the race to sign FC Halifax Town striker Lee Gregory.

Reports in the capital suggest Millwall have shown their hand and have seen bids of £100,000 and £150,000 rejected by Halifax, but they made a third offer this week for Gregory, who scored 31 goals last season.

Nottingham Forest are leading the chase for Leeds United full-back Lee Peltier.

United meanwhile are targeting Arsenal starlet Chuks Aneke, 20, who scored a hatful of goals.

Hull City have joined Wolves in the race for Sheffield United’s sought-after defender Harry Maguire.

The Tigers have also opened contract talks with Curtis Davies who is an £8m target for Newcastle United among others.

Barnsley are targeting former Wigan Athletic defender Stephen Crainey, who is out of contract.

Rotherham United manager Steve Evans has reportedly ruled out a move for the Reds’ striker Chris O’Grady, while Wes Thomas has joined Birmingham City after rejecting a new deal at the New York Stadium.

Iceland international Kari Arnason has though agreed a new deal to stay with the Millers.

Scottish reports are suggesting that the Millers will not now be targetting St Johnstone hot-shot Stevie May after signing Jordan Bowery.

May is rumoured to be attracting interest from Hull City, keen to add another striker to their forward department as back-up following the exit of Matty Fryatt to Forest.

Wednesday, June 11

Hull City are being linked with an ambitious move to sign Manchester City central defender Joleon Lescott.

The Tigers, whose manager Steve Bruce recently handed club bosses a list of his summer targets, are keen to bolster their defensive ranks, with the vastly-experienced centre-half, 31, set to leave the Etihad Stadium shortly on a free transfer.

Several clubs have been tipped to make a move, with the Tigers the first to show their hand, with the club ready to offer the former Everton and Wolves player a big-money two-year deal.

Talks between Hull and Lescott’s agent are said to be at an early stage.

Barnsley insist they have had no contact from Nottingham Forest regarding Oakwell winger Dale Jennings.

Meanwhile, striker Chris O’Grady, whose proposed move to Charlton has fallen through, has been linked with a move to Rotherham United.

The Millers are also being tipped to make a double raid on Newcastle United to sign loan players James Tavernier and Haris Vuckic.

Jim O’Brien has until Friday to resolve his future at Oakwell having been offered a new deal, Barnsley have revealed.

Sheffield United are closing in on completing a deal to sign Tranmere Rovers midfielder James Wallace - to follow on from the captures of Andy Butler, Marc McNulty, Chris Basham and Jamal Campbell-Ryce.

Former Huddersfield full-back Calum Woods has been re-united with former Town boss Simon Grayson at Preston North End.

Tuesday, June 10

Rotherham United are understood to have continued their recruitment for the new Championship campaign with the signing of Jordan Bowery from Aston Villa.

Huddersfield Town are close to sealing a deal for Coventry City’s Joe Murphy - but their hopes of signing Sky Blues trio Cyrus Christie, Franck Moussa and Callum Wilson appear less likely.

Murphy is expected to pen a two-year contract with Town and fight for the no.1 jersey with Alex Smithies.

Robins worked with the quartet at Coventry, whose manager Steven Pressley is well known to Town director of football operations Ross Wilson, who worked with him at Falkirk.

Christie, 21 and Moussa, 24 are out of contract with Coventry, with the Midlanders seeking maximum compensation for right-back Christie.

Wilson has another year of his deal still to run and is also wanted by Nottingham Forest and Bournemouth.

Hull City striker Matty Fryatt has dashed the hopes of Sheffield Wednesday by signing a three-year deal with Nottingham Forest, moving closer to his Midlands home in the process.

Manager Steve Bruce is now focusing his activity on incoming recruits, having briefly interupted an extended family break in Portugal to speak with club bosses about his transfer targets.

Some reports suggest Bruce is on a six-man shortlist for the vacant managerial vacancy at Southampton, but he remains fully happy at Hull.

Sheffield United are now switching focus towards getting a deal over the line from Tranmere midfielder James Wallace after re-signing Ben Davies and Chris Porter.

Barnsley midfielder Jim O’Brien, mulling over a contract offer from the Reds, is emerging as the next target for Rotherham United.

On the incoming front, the Reds are being linked with a move with out-of-contract left-back Stephen Crainey, who has just left Wigan Athletic.

Meanwhile, out-of-contract duo Stephen Dawson and Tomasz Cywka, offered new terms by the Oakwell club, are expected to leave for pastures new.

Monday, June 9

Rotherham United have bolstered their defence with the signing of Scotland international Kirk Broadfoot, subject to medical and Football League ratification and a medical.

Former Glasgow Rangers defender Broadfoot joins on a two-year deal.

Lazio, Leeds United and Manchester United are all set to miss out on the signature of Cagliari defender Davide Astori according to Inside Futbol.

Ben Davies has agreed a one-year deal with Sheffield United following his successful loan spell from Derby County last season.

Chris Porter has also agreed a one-year deal with the Blades.

Sheffield Wednesday have signed Ryan Croasdale from Preston North End on a one-year deal.

Rotherham United and Bradford City are both reportedly interested in Crawley Town defender Mat Sadler.

Hull City striker Matty Fryatt, a target for Sheffield Wednesday, has turned down a contract offer from the Tigers and is in talks with Nottingham Forest.

Scottish international defender Kirk Broadfoot set to sign for Rotherham United, according to reports.

Millers also being linked with Crawley defender Matt Sadler.

Friday, June 6

Newcastle United deny they have made a bid for Leeds United captain Ross McCormack.

Sheffield United have confirmed an interest in Tranmere Rovers midfielder James Wallace.

Sheffield Wednesday face competition from Nottingham Forest for Hull City striker Matty Fryatt.

Doncaster Rovers have told Hull City they need to pay £1m if they want to prise James Husband away from the Keepmoat Stadium.

The Tigers face competition from New York City FC and Sydney FC for released Newcastle striker Shola Ameobi.

Thursday June 5

Sheffield United have completed the double signing of Walsall captain Andy Butler and Blackpool midfielder Chris Basham, with the pair having signed two and three years deals respectively.

Doncaster-born Butler had also interested hometown club Doncaster Rovers and Bradford City.

Barnsley striker Chris O’Grady is unlikely to join Charlton, according to reports in the South London press.

The Reds’ frontman is also being monitored by several other sides including Huddersfield Town, who spoke to him about a move last summer before he opted to join Barnsley.

Rotherham United - who are understood to have spoken to Yeovil defender Byron Webster this week - have signed released Ipswich keeper Scott Loach on a two-year deal.

Huddersfield Town are not understood to be in the market for Leeds striker Matt Smith, despite reports to the contrary.

Hull City are understood to have been rebuffed in an attempt to sign Brazilian-born Bristol Rovers winger Alefe Santos.

Santos, 19, is out of contract but has been offered a new deal to stay at the Memorial Stadium, and it is believed that Rovers are confident of retaining his services after rejecting the Tigers’ offer out of hand.

Wednesday, June 4

Dundee press reporting that defender Gavin Gunning is set to join Sheffield Wednesday in a deal that will treble his wages. Expected to sign a two-year deal.

Sheffield United will continue to hold contract talks with centre-half Harry Maguire after rejecting an undisclosed bid from Wolves, said to be in the region of £1.2m.

A number of performance-related clauses would have yielded an additional £300,000 for Maguire, but the Blades remain steadfast in their desire to keep their prized defender.

Winger David Cotterill remains uncertain about his Doncaster Rovers after admitting personal problems overshadowed the club’s relegation from the Championship.

Barnsley have been linked with a move for Derby County defender Mark O’Brien.

Tuesday, June 3

Sheffield Wednesday have signed Matt Young from Southampton and Ed Sanders from Stoke.

Hull City have been linked with a move to sign Chelsea defender Ryan Bertrand and Marseille midfielder Morgan Amalfitano this week. Steve Bruce’s bid for Jake Livermore, who was on loan at the KC Stadium, could be hijacked by Crystal Palace. (Daily Star)

Bolton Wanderers say Leeds United defender Lee Peltier is not on their radar. Millwall are reported to have completed a deal for former Leeds strike Steve Morison.

Sheffield Wednesday manager Stuart Gray has confirmed making a bid for Sam Hutchinson, who was on loan at the Owls last season.

Tranmere Rovers midfielder James Wallace is wanted by Sheffield United. The Blades are also said to be chasing their former striker Billy Sharp. (Football League World blog)

Newly-promoted Rotherham United hope to convince Middlesbrough loanee Richie Smallwood to stay at the club.

Huddersfield Town are on the verge of signing Joe Murphy from Coventry City and have been linked with a move for Blackburn’s out of favour midfielder Keith Andrews.

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