Italian giants join Leeds United in £8m midfielder chase as Barnsley enter talks with ex-Rotherham United loan ace

The January transfer window is just days away – and speculation is already beginning to surround Championship clubs.
Latest Championship gossip.Latest Championship gossip.
Latest Championship gossip.

The second-tier table is beginning to take shape as the halfway point emerges and with the winter market just around the corner, it gives managers a chance to strengthen their squads accordingly.

What deals are Championship clubs being linked with ahead of the window opening on Friday?

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As always, we’re sharing the latest news and gossip from around the web – scroll down to see the latest:

Reading star Michael Olise has a release clause of just £8million amid reported interest from Liverpool, Leeds United and Tottenham Hotspur. (The Athletic via HITC)

Italian giants AC Milan have joined the race to sign Olise, who would initially loan him out as apart of a “long term operation”. (Serie B News)

Everton winger Yannick Bolasie says he is unsure if a January move to Middlesbrough can be revived: “I don’t know if it’s 100 per cent there now, now it’s a total different picture.” (The Beautiful Game Podcast)

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Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Joey Pelupessy is open to extending his stay at Hillsborough: “I am open to everything and will always listen when what comes my way.” (Eflvoetbal)

Sam Hutchinson has mutually agreed to terminate his contract at Pafos FC, sparking rumours that a return to Sheffield Wednesday could be on the cards. (Various)

Watford midfielder Etienne Capoue is being considered by La Liga pair Villarreal and Valencia. (AS)

Norwich City striker Carlton Morris, currently on loan at MK Dons, is understood to be in talks over a permanent move to Barnsley. (MK Citizen)

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Bournemouth are willing to sell striker Josh King in January, but only if the price is right. (The Athletic). West Ham are favourites to sign him at 11/10. (Sky Bet)

Tottenham Hotspur are hopeful of agreeing a new Troy Parrott loan deal in January with his time at Millwall set to be terminated. (Football Insider)