Barnsley defender drops hint on summer exit, West Brom 'make contact' with side over £18 million star striker - Championship gossip

Hopes of concluding the 2019/20 Championship season were boosted earlier in the week, as Premier League clubs returned to small group training - a move which could well be adopted by second tier sides after this weekend.

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For now, here's all the latest news and transfer gossip from the Championship:

A bizarre report from Italy has claimed that, if Leeds United don't secure promotion this season, Marcelo Bielsa could be tempted with a move to Serie A also-rans Hellas Verona. (Sport Witness)

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West Brom are said to be ready to escalate their interest in Fenerbahce striker Vedat Muriqi, having made contact with the Turkish giants regarding a move for the clinical striker. (Football League World)

Bayern Munich are said to be eyeing a move for ex-Middlesbrough ace Adama Traore, who has had an explosive impact on the Premier League with Wolves this season. (Mirror)

Sheffield Wednesday-linked goalkeeper Wes Foderingham has been released by Rangers, and the Owls could a number of clubs looking to land the stopper on a bargain deal. (Club website)

Barnsley defender Toby Sibbick, who is set to return from a loan spell with Hearts, has revealed he's eager to fight for a place in the squad for next season, but also hinted he could go elsewhere. (Daily Record)

Manchester City are the latest side to take an interest in Fulham's promising defender Cody Drameh, who has previously been linked with the likes of Leeds United and Liverpool. (Mirror)

Cardiff City are the latest side to be linked with a loan move for Manchester United youngster James Garner, who is likely to drop down a tier on a temporary spell next season. (Daily Mail)

Birmingham City have confirmed that they've extended the contract of midfielder Miguel Fernandez by 12 months. He's scored seven times in 16 appearances for the U23s this season. (Club website)

Barnsley manager Gerhard Struber has called on the EFL to confirm a proposal of dates for restarting the Championship campaign, and believes it should be rendered null and void if continuing proves unfeasible. (BBC Sport)