Transfer gossip (Tues, Aug 2): Leeds United make Forest defender enquiry | Sheffield United eye Wigan star | Barnsley close in on target

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Charlie Taylor is wanted by Premier League clubs
Leeds United's Charlie Taylor is wanted by Premier League clubs
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Here is the latest transfer gossip involving Yorkshire’s clubs.

Leeds United have enquired about Nottingham Forest’s Jack Hobbs amid their on-going search for a new centre-back.

The former Hull City player in on United’s radar with Leeds looking to add another central defender to their squad before the start of the new Championship season.

Hobbs has been with Forest for two-and-a-half-years and has another two seasons remaining on his contract at the City Ground.

His career there has been affected by injury, limiting him to less than 40 league appearances since a permanent move from Hull in 2014, but he is one of a number of centre-backs who are interesting Leeds.

Representatives of Leeds United left-back Charlie Taylor have reportedly told the club that he wishes to leave Elland Road.

Speculation regarding the future of the defender, 22, has been abound for several months, with the York-born player out of contract next summer and unwilling to sign a new deal.

Several Premier League clubs have been linked with a move for Taylor, including Burnley, Middlesbrough and West Brom.

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On the situation regarding Taylor, United chief executive Ben Mansford said: “We run the risk that he could possibly go for free if we hold onto him.

“I think that it is fair to say this moment in time that Charlie doesn’t want to extend his current deal.”

Sheffield United target Sam Morsy will only leave Wigan Athletic for a hefty fee - according to Latics manager Gary Caldwell.

Former Chesterfield midfielder Morsy is high on Chris Wilder’s wanted list, with the Blades chief eyeing a headline signing in the middle of the park before the big kick-off.

But Wigan say that Morsy, 24, who only moved to Lancashire in January, is a big part of their plans.

Caldwell, who is rumoured to be interested in Blades defender Jon Brayford, said: “Sam is somebody who is a big part of the squad.

“We value him very highly, and if anyone wants to come and get any of our players then they’ll have to pay a lot of money to get them.”

Barnsley are favourites to land Torquay United captain Angus MacDonald, 23 - and a deal could be completed shortly.

MacDonald’s future at Torquay has been the subject of speculation for several weeks with the former England youth international attracting interest from a number of clubs.

But the Reds are set to win the race to secure his services.

The 23-year-old only signed a new deal at Torquay earlier this summer, but the Gulls agreed not to stand in his way if a suitable offer from a higher level club made their interest known.

Rotherham United are expected to complete the signing of ex-Nottingham Forest and Celtic defender Kelvin Wilson today if a medical shows no issues regarding his fitness.

The 30-year-old is a free agent after being released by Forest.

Meanwhile, the Millers have been linked with a move for Swedish striker Christoffer Nyman, as Alan Stubbs seeks to add some forwards to his diminished attacking ranks.

Nyman, 23, plays for IFK Norrkoping and scored 10 goals last term and helped his club lift the Svenska Supercupen last season.

The Millers currently only have two fit forwards in Danny Ward and rookie Jerry Yates.