Watford man weighs in on Leeds United 'dive' debate, Huddersfield Town boss backs key man replacement to thrive - Championship gossip

Leeds United's decent run of form came to an end last weekend, as Frank Lampard's Chelsea side battled back from a goal down to secure a comfortable 3-1 win at Stamford Bridge.

Meanwhile, in the Championship, the fight for promotion and the battle against relegation continues to heat up, and a number of Yorkshire's sides look set to become involved in the latter this season. For now, here's all the latest news and transfer gossip from Yorkshire and beyond.

Ex-Sheffield Wednesday loanee Achraf Lazaar has revealed he's homesick and is eager to leave Newcastle United and return to Italy in January. He spent last season on loan with Serie B side Cosenza. (The 72)

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Ex-Bristol City and Sheffield Wednesday loanee James Tavernier has been linked with a host of Premier League sides, following an excellent 2020/21 thus far. Everton, Spurs and West Ham are among his admirers. (Daily Mail)

Watford and West Brom are both believed to be keen on Crawley sensation Max Watters. He's scored 12 goals in 14 games so far this season, and his club could demand around £1m for their talent. (Daily Mail)

Huddersfield Town boss Carlos Corberan has backed youngster Rarmani Edmonds-Green to thrive in the absence of injured captain Christopher Schindler, who will be out for some time with a knee injury. (Examiner)

Nottingham Forest have announced that promising starlet Will Swan has signed a new contract with the club. The youth academy product made his eagerly awaited first-team debut against Swansea City last month. (Nottingham Post)

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Reports from Brazil have claimed that Watford looked to sign Fluminense teenager Marcos Paulo, before opting to sign Joao Pedro from the same club instead. The former is now being linked with a move to Inter. (Sport Witness)

Watford's Troy Deeney has questioned why Leeds United's Ian Poveda chose to stay on his feet against Chelsea when tackled in the area by Ben Chilwell last weekend, and branded diving as "part and parcel of the game" (talkSPORT)

Ahead of the January transfer window opening, West Ham are the bookies' favourites to sign Bournemouth forward Josh King. They're tipped to beat Aston Villa and Newcastle to the Norwegian ace. (Sky Bet)