Barnsley eye transfer for ex-Sunderland striker, fresh favourite storms ahead in race for Bristol City job - Championship gossip

The 2020/21 Championship season gets underway in September, and it will be fascinating to see who can haul themselves out of the second tier next season, with three quality sides dropping down from the Premier League into division.

Championship

Second-tier managers are putting the finishing touches to their summer recruitment plans, with a host of deals expected in the transfer window across the board, as clubs look to fine-tune their playing squads. Here's all the latest news and transfer gossip from the Championship.

A host of reports from Portugal have talked up Leeds United's chances of signing Benfica's midfield starlet Florentino Luis, who could join the Whites on a loan deal with an option-to-buy clause. (Sport Witness)

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Reading's move for Sporting CP striker Pedro Mendes is still believed to be at an early stage, but the two clubs have been tipped to come to an agreement in the coming days. (A Bola)
Leeds United are set to test Spurs' resolve to keep defender Juan Foyth with a £15m bid for the Argentina international, as the Whites look to bolster their back-line for next season. (talkSPORT)
Ex-Sheffield Wednesday boss Carlos Carvalhal has been named as the new manager of Braga, despite revealing previously that he had been in contact with Flamengo over joining the Brazilian giants. (Club website)
Barnsley are said to have turned their attention towards free agent striker Mikael Mandron, formerly of Sunderland, after seeing a £1m bid for Livingston star Lyndon Dykes knocked back. (Football Insider)
West Ham United have been backed as 2/1 second-favourites to land QPR sensation Eberechi Eze this summer, but Crystal Palace (8/11) look to currently be in the driving seat. (Sky Bet)
Middlesbrough boss Neil Warnock is said to have earmarked Northampton skipper Charlie Goode as a key transfer target, with a bid in the region of £750k likely to prise away the 6 ft.5 ace. (Sky Sports)
Cardiff City have joined Millwall and QPR in the race for Wigan Athletic striker Kieffer Moore, and are said to be willing to match the bids in the region of £2m made by their transfer rivals. (Daily Mail)
Paul Cook has become the new, odds-on favourite to become the next Bristol City manager, after resigning for Wigan Athletic following their relegation to League One - a decision they continue to contest. (Sky Bet)
Birmingham City have joined Luton Town in the race to sign Wolves' highly-regarded young midfielder Owen Otasowie. The USA youth international has played Europa League football with his club this season. (Telegraph)