Wednesday Football Gossip (July 27): Sheffield Wednesday double swoop | Leeds United star set for exit | Sheffield United striker move | Hull City have new man in frame

Ex-Huddersfield Town man Conor Coady, pictured celebrating a late goal for the Terriers, has been linked with a move to Sheffield Wednesday.
Ex-Huddersfield Town man Conor Coady, pictured celebrating a late goal for the Terriers, has been linked with a move to Sheffield Wednesday.
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Here are the latest rumours surrounding Yorkshire’s Premier League and Football League clubs.

Sheffield Wednesday look poised to sign Daniel Pudil and Almen Abdi from Watford - and the Owls are also in the hunt for Wolves midfielder Conor Coady.

Attacking midfielder Abdi looks set to join Wednesday from Watford for a fee of around £3m with left back Pudil also set to make last season’s loan spell away from Vicarage Rod permanent.

But the Owls are also locked in a three-way battle with Newcastle United and Queens Park Rangers to land the services of former England Under-20 star Coady.

The 23-year-old joined Wolves for £2m from Huddersfield Town last summer but has fallen down the pecking order as part of the new regime at Molineux.

Coady’s agent, James Lippett of World in Motion, said: “Conor has been outstanding over the past two seasons in the Championship.

“I have no idea why he has suddenly fallen down the pecking order at Wolves, but I’m sure that there will be good clubs that will want Conor if Wolves do not.”

Leeds United, meanwhile, are continuing their quest to thrash out a deal to sign Sunderland midfielder Liam Bridcutt, and the Whites have also opened contract talks with Alex Mowatt.

Mowatt is out of contract at the end of the season but the club are hopeful that the 21-year-old midfielder will sign a new deal.

Left-back Charlie Taylor, though, looks poised to leave Elland Road with the defender also out of contract next summer and not interested in extending his deal at present.

Elsewhere in the Championship, Barnsley have completed the signing of 20-year-old winger Ryan Kent from Liverpool on a season-long loan, as expected.

Huddersfield Town, meanwhile, have been hit with the news that leading scorer Nahki Wells will miss the next two weeks through injury.

The 26-year-old has a knee problem and will miss training for the next fortnight.

In League One, Sheffield United have completed a deal with Bury to sign striker Leon Clarke.

The Blades have already had two bids rejected but a third, improved offer has been accepted.

In the Premier, Roberto Martinez is now odds on favourite to become the next manager of Hull City but Gary Rowett is the new name in the frame.

Martinez is now as short as 1-3 with Betfair to succeed Steve Bruce but the Tigers are also said to be considering Birmingham City boss Rowett, who is no bigger than 10-1 to land the role.

The Tigers board have drawn up a five man shortlist to replace Bruce, which almost certainly features Martinez, with the likes of Steve McClaren, caretaker boss Mike Phelan, Steve Evans, Ryan Giggs, Neil Warnock and Roy Keane all also prominent in the betting.

News that Hal Robson-Kanu’s likely looking move to Hull is on hold in light of Bruce’s departure has also alerted Swansea City who are looking to swoop in and sign the Welsh international forward instead.

Robson-Kanu, who excelled at Euro 2016, is a free agent having left Reading.

Hull have also been linked with a move for another Welsh international in Reading full-back Chris Gunter.

Middlesbrough, meanwhile, who look poised to sign Aston Villa goalkeeper Brad Guzan, are reportedly plotting a move for Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Nabil Bentaleb.

The 21-year-old Algerian international is behind the likes of Eric Dier, Moussa Dembele, Dele Alli, Ryan Mason and new signing Victor Wanyama in the pecking order at Spurs - and Boro could be poised to swoop.

The Teessiders have already made eight signings this summer and Villa’s USA international goalkeeper Guzan is the next likely arrival.

Boro hope to complete a deal for the 31-year-old this week and the ‘keeper could ironically even make his debut against Villa in Saturday’s friendly at Villa Park.

Boro also face fresh competition from West Brom to land Lille midfielder Ibrahim Amadou.