Championship rumours: Latest gossip on Stoke City, Bournemouth and West Brom

Preston North End boss Alex Neil has revealed he'll be targeting a new centre-back in next month's transfer window, as he looks to find cover for injured star Patrick Bauer. (The 72)

Friday, 4th December 2020, 9:48 am
Here are the latest Championship rumours.

Ex-Middlesbrough boss Jonathan Woodgate has claimed he was treated well by the chairman, but insisted he didn't have the "full backing" in the transfer market in the build-up to his eventual sacking. (Greatest Game podcast)

Blackburn Rovers look set for a nervous wait as key midfielder Ben Brereton undergoes a scan on his knee. He was injured in his side's 2-1 win over Millwall on Wednesday night. (Club website)

Ex-England boss Sam Allardyce is said to have been keen on taking the Nottingham Forest job, before Chris Hughton was appointed. Allardyce's last role was with Everton, where he won ten of 26 games in charge. (The Athletic)

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

West Brom winger Kamil Grosicki has revealed he's been in talks with Championship sides including Nottingham Forest, as he looks to secure a January move away from the Premier League side. (Sport Witness)

Everton have been credited with an interest in Championship sensation Ivan Toney, who has scored 13 league goals since joining from Peterborough last summer. (Calciomercato)

Barnsley are no longer the bookies' favourites to sign ex-Manchester City and Milan star Mario Balotelli, with 'any Brazillian club' now his most likely destination. Vasco de Gama have been heavily-linked. (Sky Bet)

Championship clubs are set to receive a share of £200m in interest free loans from the Premier League, after a rescue package was agreed. Each club could be eligible for a boost of around £8.3m. (Yorkshire Post)

Bournemouth have been handed an injury boost, following the news that Netherlands international Arnaut Danjuma is close to making a return from a hamstring injury, ahead of tonight's clash against Barnsley. (Club website)

Stoke City have snapped up veteran goalkeeper Andy Lonergan on a short-term deal. The journeyman stopper has had spells with the likes of Leeds United, Middlesbrough and Preston North End in the past. (Club website)