Transfer Gossip (Thursday): Sheffield United's Brooks on his way to Bournemouth | Leeds make offer for goalkeeper | Huddersfield track winger

BOURNEMOUTH are closing on a £12m deal to sign Sheffield United midfielder David Brooks - and the Wales international is expected to undergo a medical on Thursday.


The 20-year-old has been monitored by a host of top-flight clubs since bursting onto scene at the start of last season, with the Cherries having made a decisive move.

Leeds United are in talks with Birmingham City to sign David Stockdale - with the Whites pursuing a loan deal to sign the 32-year-old Yorkshireman.

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Leeds were interested in Stockdale following his release from Brighton last year, with the custodian having now been made available for transfer by Blues.

David Brooks. Picture: SportImage

A bid was rejected earlier this summer with Leeds now trying to thrash out a season-long loan deal.

Algerian winger Said Benrahma is a target for Huddersfield Town, according to reports.

Brentford are also being linnked with the winger, also a target for Spanish club Leganes.

Meanwhile, a separate report is linking Town with Brentford and France Under 21 international forward Neal Maupay.

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers has predicted that Moses Odubajo could prove to be a steal for the Hoops - if the defender can first prove his fitness.

Out of contract at Hull City this weekend after two years out through injury, the 24-year-old is at the Scottish champions’ pre-season camp in Austria for discussions over a possible move to Glasgow.

Rodgers said: “He is coming back from a really awful injury. We are just taking the opportunity to have a chat to see where he is at and now we will take it from there.

“Moses if he is a fully fit player and up to speed then he is a big, big talent. I saw him at Brentford and Hull and he was an exceptional talent.

Meanwhile, Motherwell have slapped a £1m valuation on Cedric Kipre in an attempt to stave off Hull’s interest in the central defender.

The Tigers launched their bid for Kipre this week with an opening offer that was immediately rejected by the SPL club.

The bid is reportedly in the region of £250,000 with several add-ons, but Well are only likely to entertain offers in the seven-figure region.

New Bradford City keeper Richard O’Donnell rebuffed interest from West Brom, where he wanted as a back-up option, to join the Bantams.

The ex-Rotherham United and Northampton shot-stopper was set to join Albion as a replacement for Boaz Myhill - with the Yorkshireman known to Baggies coach Neil Culter from their Walsall days.