25th February 2022 - Championship rumours

Luton Town transfer rumours: Newcastle United send scout to watch Hatters' striker, former Reading player criticises club over player contracts

The latest round of EFL Championship fixtures is clouded by uncertainty as the Omicron Covid-19 variant continues to cause problems, not just for sport, across the country.

By Martyn Simpson
Friday, 17th December 2021, 8:56 am

However, the January transfer window is still looming and clubs continue to work hard on bringing players in to bolster their ranks.

Sheffield United boss Paul Heckingbottom has said he has no plans to end the deal for a current Blades loan star next month while Nottingham Forest manager Steve Cooper is hoping one of their loan players’ desire to stay with the club will influence whether or not his parent club recalls him.

Preston North End are understood to be competing with two League 1 sides to land a striker while Newcastle United sent a scout to Luton Town to cast an eye over one of their players as they faced Fulham.

A Scottish Premiership side have taken a Blackpool starlet on trial with a view to a potential January loan move while Blackburn Rovers and Birmingham City have been linked with on of the Scottish top flights top scorers.

A former Reading player has openly criticised the club for not securing their star players on longer contracts, a Stoke City midfielder is attracting interest from clubs in France and Derby County could be set to sell a former star player in January before he leaves on a free transfer in the summer.

Here are Friday’s EFL Championship transfer rumours:

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