Transfer Talk (Monday): Leeds’ Chris Wood completes £15m move to Clarets as Liam Bridcutt heads to Forest | Sam Clucas in £16.5m exit from Hull | Premier eyes on Boro star

Chris Wood: Completed move to Clarets from Leeds.
Chris Wood: Completed move to Clarets from Leeds.
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Leeds United midfield player Liam Bridcutt is set to join Nottingham Forest in the next 24 hours and Hull City’s Sam Clucas is on the way to Swansea for up to £16.5m.

Bridcutt has been given permission to hold talks with Forest following negotiations between the two clubs over the weekend.

Done deal: Hull City's Sam Clucas is off to Swansea.

Done deal: Hull City's Sam Clucas is off to Swansea.

Forest manager Mark Warburton is looking to buy Bridcutt out of the final year of his contract at Elland Road and Leeds are willing to move the 28-year-old on after using him sporadically in the early weeks of the season.

Bridcutt was one of United’s major signings last summer, joining on a two-year deal from Sunderland after a prior loan with Leeds, but he has not appeared in any of the club’s league games this season.

Head coach Thomas Christiansen has numerous central midfielders available and his options were increased by the £1.5m signing of Mateusz Klich from FC Twente.

Bridcutt appeared as a substitute in Leeds’ League Cup win over Port Vale earlier this month but did not make the 18 at Sunderland on Saturday as discussions over his departure continued.

Forest-bound: Liam Bridcutt.''Picture: Bruce Rollinson

Forest-bound: Liam Bridcutt.''Picture: Bruce Rollinson

The former Brighton player has made 53 appearances for United. A move would put him in line to make his Forest debut against Leeds at the City Ground on Saturday.

Burnley have completed the club record £15m signing of Chris Wood from Leeds on a four-year deale.

The New Zealand striker rose to prominence by finishing as the Championship’s leading scorer with 27 goals last season and will get his chance to shine in the top flight under Sean Dyche.

“My ambition has been to play in the Premier League for years,” said Wood.

Wanted: Huddersfield Town's Nahki Wells.

Wanted: Huddersfield Town's Nahki Wells.

Hull City have accepted a bid from Swansea for midfielder Clucas.

The fee could rise to £16.5m and the deal is expected to be completed in the next 48 hours.

Clucas, 26, impressed despite the Tigers’ relegation last season and he sat out the 2-1 defeat at QPR.

Swansea, having sold Gylfi Sigurdsson to Everton for £45m, had an original £12m bid rebuffed for the former Chesterfield player, who still had two years remaining on his current deal at the KCOM Stadium.

Premier teams moving in: Middlesbrough's Ben Gibson.

Premier teams moving in: Middlesbrough's Ben Gibson.

Middlesbrough head coach Garry Monk is bracing himself for further concerted Premier League interest in captain and key defender Ben Gibson.

The Teessider is being viewed by Manchester City as an alternative option to Jonny Evans, should Pep Guardiola fail to prize the experienced centre-half away from West Brom.

If Evans heads to Manchester, it is likely to provide West Brom manager Tony Pulis with additional funds to test Boro’s resolve with a fresh move for Gibson, a player whom Pulis has openly declared that he rates highly, with the Baggies having already seen bids rejected by Boro.

Boro are understood to have already rejected a couple of offers for the 24-year-old, and Monk does not want to sell.

Monk is expected to complete the signing of Birmingham City centre-half Ryan Shotton this week, with the move having been put on hold last week while the Blues searched for defensive reinforcements.

Monk is still looking to add another winger to his ranks too, with Liverpool’s Ryan Kent, a former Barnsley loanee, being a leading target after Sheyi Ojo elected to move to Fulham.

Huddersfield Town striker Nahki Wells is a reported target for Wolves, whose ‘shopping list’ of striking targets also includes Sheffield Wednesday’s Jordan Rhodes.

Town boss David Wagner has confirmed earlier this month that the club will listen to offers for Wells before the deadline.

Wells, who has just undergone surgery on his ankle, will be out for around six weeks from now, but has scored 49 goals in over 150 appearances for Town since signing from Bradford in January 2014.

Hull have also reportedly made an enquiry while Birmingham have also been linked.

Bradford City may turn to the son of the legendary John Hendrie, Luke, as defensive cover on loan.

The Manchester United product, 22, is on the books at Burnley but has yet to make his debut and has spent time out on loan at York City and Kilmarnock.