Ex-Premier League boss linked with Luton Town job, Leicester line up swoop for £25m-rated Brentford star - Championship gossip

The current Championship season doesn't look likely to resume any time soon, but the EFL still remain hopeful of resurrecting the season at some point over the summer, with all games almost certain to be played behind closed doors.

Friday, 1st May 2020, 8:30 am

There's still plenty of football gossip doing the rounds, despite the lack of games, as clubs prepare their plans for once the game finally returns to normality. Here's all the latest news and transfer rumours from the Championship:

Nottingham Forest's January signing Nuno da Costa has revealed it was the prospect of gaining promotion to the top tier via the play-offs that convinced him to join, and is hopeful the aims can be achieved. (Sport Witness)

QPR are said to be ready to take on Southampton and Bournemouth in the race to land Bristol Rovers starlet Alfie Kilgour, who has thrived in a breakthrough League One campaign this season. (Bristol Post)

Leicester City are understood to be keeping tabs on Brentford sensation Said Benrahma, as they look to freshen up their attacking line with some new talent this summer. (Bleacher Report)

Newcastle United could be set to launch a summer move for Leeds star Kalvin Phillips, if the Whites are unable to secure a Premier League spot for next season. (Football Insider)

Ex-Sheffield United and Hull City boss Nigel Adkins has been linked to a return to management with Luton Town, although he is still a very distant 33/1 with the bookies to get the job. (Sky Bet)

Leeds United look to have received a double boost in their apparent pursuit of Joe Hart, with the player said to be keen on leaving Burnley, and Derby County cooling their interest in the ex-Man City star. (Derby Telegraph)

Championship players are said to have been warned that the 2019/20 season's resumption is looking unlikely, with the difficulties regarding coronavirus testing proving to be a major stumbling block. (Daily Mail)

Celtic's chances of landing Sheffield Wednesday outcast Jordan Rhodes look to have improved, with the Scotland international apparently willing to take a pay cut to seal the switch. (Football Insider)

Ex-Middlesbrough striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has revealed he turned down a move to AC Milan to join the club, as he was unwilling to sit on the bench at the San Siro. (Football League World)