YORKSHIRE clubs are bidding to strengthen as the promotion battles and bids to beat the drop heat up.
New Hull City chief Marco Silva is being linked with Fenerbahce’s Dutch international defender Gregory van der Wiel.
The Tigers need a new right-back especially with Ahmed Elmohamady away on international duty with Egypt at the African Nations Cup.
The Netherlands international moved to the Turkish side last summer after impressing with Paris Saint-Germain but has since made only six appearances in the Turkish Super Lig and 12 in total.
Silva has already signed Everton’s Omar Niasse and Porto midfielder Evandro during the transfer window but could be set to lose Robert Snodgrass, who is attracting the interest of several Premier League clubs.
Chelsea striker Patrick Bamford is set to be recalled from Burnley and sent out on loan to Middlesbrough, where he became the Championship’s ‘player of the year’ in 2014-15.
The Boro, however, could be about to sell Gaston Ramirez to Leicester City for a fee in the region of £15m.
Ramirez has spent the last 12 months with Middlesbrough, helping them to promotion during a loan spell from Hull City, before signing on a free transfer during the summer.
Barnsley talisman Conor Hourihane is poised to move to Aston Villa, following Sam Winnall out of the Oakwell door after the striker joined sheffield Wednesday for £500,000.
Villa are said to have offered to quadruple Hourihane’s wages to £28,000-a-week after matching Wednesday’s £1.25m offer for the Irishman.
American RB Leipzig striker Terrence Boyd looks set to sign a two-year deal with Huddersfield Town.
Boyd used to work with Terriers head coach David Wagner at Borussia Dortmund.
New Leeds United co-owner Andrea Radrizzani says he is confident that a new deal will be sorted out for head coach Garry Monk, who is still hoping to bring in a new striker with West Ham’s Ashley Fletchwer on the wanted list.
Former Swansea chief Monk, who arrived at Elland Road in the summer, is on a one-year rolling contract at Elland Road.
Rotherham United interim coach Paul Warne says injury ruled Danny Ward out of Saturday’s victory over Norwich as speculation continued that the striker could be on his way from the New York Stadium.
The Millers are not extending the short-term contract of 35-year-old Nigerian international Peter Odemwingie.