Leeds United tipped to battle for £40m-rated sensation, Huddersfield Town new boy brands club 'massive'

Leeds United had an afternoon to forget against arch rivals Manchester United last weekend, as the Red Devils put Marcelo Bielsa's side to the sword in a 6-2 thrashing at Old Trafford.

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Meanwhile, down in the Championship, Yorkshire sides Huddersfield Town and Sheffield Wednesday both picked up vital wins last weekend, as the 2020/21 campaign approaches the half-way point. Here's all the latest news and transfer gossip from Yorkshire and beyond:

Birmingham City boss Aitor Karanka has batted away early talk of the Blues succumbing to relegation, insisting he is merely focusing on the next game. His side are in 17th place, with 22 points from 20 games. (Birmingham Mail)

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Huddersfield Town new boy Danny Grant has branded the Terriers a "massive club", and claimed that the Championship is one of the best five leagues in the world. He's recently joined from Irish club Bohemians. (Club website)

Stoke City's Michael O'Neill has revealed that Rangers or Celtic could have signed star man Tyrese Campbell for just £400k in compensation before he penned a new deal last January. He's currently out with a long-term knee injury. (The Athletic)

Watford have confirmed the appointment of ex-Valencia man Xisco Munoz as their new head coach. The 40-year-old left Georgian side Dinamo Tbilisi to become the Hornets' fifth manager in little over a year. (BBC Sport)

Leeds United, Leicester City and Crystal Palace are all said to be interested in signing Reading's Michael Olise in, who Danny Mills has claimed could cost up to £40m. Palace are said to be the front-runners to seal the deal. (Mirror)

Stoke City are set for a major boost heading into the new year, with key midfielder Joe Allen set to make his return in an U23s game today following nine months out with an Achilles tendon injury. (Club website)

Derby County's hopes of bringing in Manchester United's Phil Jones on loan look to have been improved, following reports that the Red Devils could cover the bulk of his £120k-per-week wages to allow him to move. (Star)

Bournemouth ace Arnaut Danjuma has claimed the coaching staff at the club are the best he's worked with in his career to date, and that the Cherries are fully-focused on bouncing straight back up to the Premier League. (Sport Witness)