Transfer rumours: Fulham eye Brighton winger, Leeds United battle for Celtic target

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With around three weeks to go until the start of the 2019/20 season, Championship clubs are ramping up the push to conclude their summer transfer business.

The deals are expected to come thick and fast as the window edges shut, with a number of clubs still yet to spend a penny on their current squads.

With Premier League clubs assessing their squads’ for the upcoming season, the activity in the loan market should also increase over the coming weeks.

Derby County completed their second summer signing on Thursday night , adding Kieran Dowell to their ranks on a season-long loan from Everton.

With speculation rife and rumours flying around the gossip columns, we’ve compiled the best and hottest Premier League rumours below.

 

Fulham eye Brighton winger

Fulham are looking to strengthen their promotion bid by adding Anthony Knockaert to their squad.

The relegated Londoners are on the lookout for a new winger and have contacted Brighton and Hove Albion about a potential deal, The Sun are reporting.

A fee of around £15m is being discussed for the Frenchman, who won the Championship Player of the Year during his last stint in the second tier.

Leeds battle for Sawyers

Brentford midfielder Romaine Sawyers is the latest man to be linked with a move to Leeds United.

Celtic are also pursuing a deal for the 27-year-old and have already had a bid of around £2m rejected by the Bees this summer.

According to Football Insider, Marcelo Bielsa is a big admirer of the Brentford captain and wants to bring him to Elland Road this summer.

Captain Sawyers is entering the final year of his contract at Griffin Park, which has alerted a number of Championship clubs.



Romaine Sawyers
Romaine Sawyers

West Brom eye Gayle replacement

West Brom have joined the queue for Brentford striker Neil Maupay.

The Frenchman has been heavily linked with a move to Sheffield United, with Aston Villa also said to have him on their radar.

However, according to the Express and Star, the Baggies are also interested in bringing Maupay to the Hawthorns.

Having sold Jay Rodriguez and Dwight Gayle returning to Newcastle, Slaven Bilic is desperate to add a new forward to his ranks.

Preston close on Nugent

Preston North End are close to completing the signing of David Nugent on a free transfer .

Having sold Callum Robinson to Sheffield United, Alex Neil is desperate to add more firepower to his attack.

Football Insider claim that Nugent is on the verge of joining his former club, having left Derby after his contract expired.

Should he pass a medical, the former Middlesbrough and Leicester City forward will return to Deepdale this summer.



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