SHEFFIELD United manager Chris Wilder is making determined efforts to strengthen his squad following the £15m-record sale of Wales midfield player David Brooks.
Wilder wants Southampton’s former England Under-20 striker Sam Gallagher, 22, who was on loan at Birmingham City last season, to strengthen his firepower after Brooks accepted a four-year contract at Premier League Bournemouth.
Leeds United are closing in on £11m-rated Matej Vydra, who has been left out of Derby County’s pre-season tour to Tenerife.
The Czech forward, 26, was the Championship’s top goal-scorer last campaign with 21 but Derby are open to selling him due to growing concerns over their Financial Fair Play status.
Hull City are hoping to persuade Liverpool to let top prospect Harry Wilson return to the KCOM Stadium on loan after a successful spell with the Tigers last term, scoring seven goals in 13 appearances.
Defender Conor Townsend, 25, who left Hull for Scunthorpe in 2016, could also be on his way back.
Middlesbrough defender Antonio Barragan, 31, has joined Real Betis on a permanent deal following a successful loan spell last season.
Slovakian Marek Rodak is back with Rotherham United after Fulham allowed the goalkeeper to return on loan to the New York Stadium.
Rodak played 35 times for Paul Warne’s side last term.
Bristol City defender Zak Vyner, 21, has also joined the Millers on a season-long loan.
Fulham have entered the race for Huddersfield Town target Ahmed Musa, of Leicester City.
The Nigerian went on loan to CSKA Moscow in January and scored twice in his side’s 2-0 World Cup win over Iceland.
Wolves and CSKA are also keen to secure his services on a permanent basis.
Preston North End have joined the chase for £2m-rated towering Barnsley striker Kieffer Moore.