Barnsley ace gives verdict on relegation battle, Manchester United and Liverpool set to miss out on £30m-rated wonderkid midfielder - Championship gossip

The build-up to this weekend's Championship action is well underway, and those sides in the hunt for promotion will be looking to find some much-needed form ahead of the final run-in.


Meanwhile, the relegation battle is continuing to escalate, with a number of sides in danger of being sucked into the drop-zone. Here's all the latest news and gossip from the Championship:

Leeds United have been named as third favourites to sign Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson this summer, behind Chelsea and his current loan side Sheffield United. (Sky Bet)

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German giants Borussia Dortmund are said to have beaten the likes of Manchester United and Liverpool to Birmingham City sensation Jude Bellingham, who could join for £30m this summer. (Kicker)

Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan has sold half of his stake in MLS club Los Angeles FC, which has sparked speculation he could be set to plough some serious money into the Bluebirds. (Wales Online)

QPR loanee Jordan Hugill has bemoaned Burnley's decision to recall and sell his striker partner Nahki Wells in January, claiming it was "devastating" to lose the forward to Bristol City. (Kilburn Times)

Brighton & Hove Albion defender Leon Balogun has described his loan spell with Wigan Athletic as "brilliant", after helping his side rack up three wins and three clean sheets on the bounce. (Club official website)

Barnsley defender Michael Sollbauer has claimed he's determined to help his new club survive the relegation battle this season, and signalled his desire to continue his development at Oakwell. (Sport Witness)

Sheffield Wednesday are said to be working to tie down defender Morgan Fox to a new contract, with his current deal set to expire in the summer. He's been one of the Owls' best players this season. (The Athletic)

Charlton Athletic have been handed a boost ahead of their key clash against Middlesbrough this weekend, with veteran midfielder Darren Pratley set to be available after recovering from a back injury. (South London Press)

Football pundit Andy Hinchcliffe has backed Leeds United Kalvin Phillips to earn an England call-up in the near future, as he believed Gareth Southgate will look beyond his Championship status. (Sky Sports)

Millwall boss Gary Rowett has revealed that Brighton loanee Jayson Molumby is "desperate" to start scoring goals for the Lions, after failing to find the net in 32 matches so far. (Football League World)