Transfer gossip, Friday: Celtic midfielder on Barnsley’s radar | Sheffield United chasing Johnson | Hull City close in on Elphick | Double exit at Leeds United

Exit? Leeds United's Vurnon Anita.
Exit? Leeds United's Vurnon Anita.
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Here are the latest rumours involving Yorkshire’s clubs on loan deadline day.

Sheffield Wednesday look to be leading the chase to sign Wolves defender Danny Batth as Leeds United cool their interest in the 27-year-old.

Marvin Johnson, the Middlesbrough player, is wanted by Sheffield United.

Marvin Johnson, the Middlesbrough player, is wanted by Sheffield United.

Batth has been on Wednesday’s radar for several weeks as they look to strengthen their defensive options before tonight’s deadline.

Leeds United defender Vurnon Anita looks set to leave before tonight’s deadline and a move to top flight Dutch side Willem II is on the cards.

Elsewhere, Caleb Ekuban completed his loan move to Turkish club Trabzonspor.

Barnsley are keen to bring Celtic midfielder Ryan Christie to the club, however face tough competition from Sunderland as the two League One clubs attempt to bolster their squads.

Scottish international Christie would definitely improve both these squads as they look to achieve promotion back to the Championship.

Sheffield United are in talks to bring winger Marvin Johnson to the club on a loan deal from Middlesbrough.

Chris Wilder is keen to bring the 27-year-old to the club after he has been on the fringes for Middlesbrough so far this season.

Johnson has also been on Birmingham City’s radar this summer.

Sheffield United are also set to sign QPR frontman Conor Washington.

Aston Villa defender Tommy Elphick is set to undergo his medical with Hull City today as the Tigers have won the race to sign the 30-year-old defender despite interest from QPR.

Elphick has been deemed surplus to requirements at Villa this season and boss Steve Bruce is happy to let him leave.